Sunday, June 17, 2012

Passage

A few hours ago, Evangeline Chipman - my last surviving grandparent and one of the strongest best people I'll ever know - passed away after having been in ill health for some time.

I'm not interested in getting into any more details than that. I share only because - while it's my intention to not interupt the workflow of my sites and projects (if anything, I really need the focusing-effect of work-to-be-done right now) - I can't say what sort of things arrangements and obligations will do to my schedules and output. So, if this blog or other venues seem to be either less active or less "upbeat" than usual, I ask your patience and understanding as to why that probably is.

This is going to be a very difficult period for me and for my family, and your support and understanding is deeply appreciated.

40 comments:

Nuggett said...

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Take all the time you need

Omorka said...

My condolences on your loss, for you and your family.

Fallen Angel said...

As someone who's also lost all their grandparents, you have my deepest sympathies.

You seem to be going through a rough patch lately (understatement, perhaps?), so I completely understand if you need some time. I'm a big fan of your work and want to let you know that there are a great many people on the net that share my appreciation. I'm sure we can all survive if the blog activity slows down for a while. No pressure.

Again, very sorry for your loss. Take all the time you need. You're still one of the coolest guys on the Internet.

Andrew said...

Thoughts are with you, Bob. I love your stuff, and will definitely be here to enjoy it when you get back up to speed.

Raph M. said...

My sympathies, Bob. Take care.

Phil said...

My condolences.

J_Tracey said...

Take as much time as you need Bob. I'm sure everyone understands.

Paul said...

Very sorry for your loss Bob, take all the time you need.

Edjemaster said...

My sincerest condolences to you and your family, Bob. I'm sure everyone understand. Take your time.

Voltech said...

Sorry for your loss, Bob. If you need to take some time off, go ahead. We'll all gladly wait for you.

Evil Monkey said...

I'm really sorry for your loss, I can't say I Know how you feel. Thanks for keep on working.

James said...

*Ignorant, hurtful, and unnecessary comment*

Jikuu said...

My condolences. It was hard for me when I started losing my grandparents, so I imagine it must be hard for you too. Best of luck with everything.

James said...

Bob, we haven't been on the best of terms, but I am very sorry for your loss. The passing of a close family member is always a trying time, and I hope that you and your family get the solace you need in this time of grief.

Ironhammerstew said...

I agree with those who have posted already. Take all the time you need Bob. I wish you and your family the best.

Joshua the Anarchist said...

So sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful person.

Anonymous said...

I'm terribly sorry for your loss, Bob. Take as much time as you need.

Gavin McQue said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I wish you and your family the best.

motyr said...

Sorry about your loss, Bob. I don't know what you personally believe, but I'm sure she's in a better place now. We love you.

Mr. Cap said...

Bob, I'm terribly sorry to hear of your family's loss. I understand what that feels like.

Shalom.

TheDVDGrouch said...

My sincerest condolences to you and your family, Bob Losing a family member is never easy know we are all pulling for you sir. Take all the time you need we will understand

Ralphael said...

Pretty much what James said, I hope you hold up well Bob.

Hiding behind "Harmondale" said...

My heart goes out to you Bob, I wish you and your family all the best in this difficult period.

Anonymous said...

Sorry buddy.

Mark R. said...

You have no need to apologise, your whole fanbase gives you support.

David (The Pants) said...

You and your family are in my prayers, so sorry for your loss. Take as much time as you want.

Link_Shady said...

I'm sorry for your loss man. Take care

Solomon Henderson said...

As a long time viewer of your blog and online shows I've never really commented before, but I would like to break that silence by offering my condolences and support. Take all the time you need to recover Bob, we understand and will continue to support you whenever you get back to doing your thing.

BookwormOtaku said...

My sincerest condolences for your loss, Bob. Take all the time off you need and may you and your family have the best at this time.

Eze said...

My condolences. Take as much time as needed. R.I.P.

S. James said...

I'm sorry for your loss Bob, take all the time you need to deal with this stuff.

Peter said...

My sincerest condolences Bob. May your grandmother rest in peace.

Joe said...

Deepest condolences to you and your family, Bob.

Josh said...

You and your family have my condolences. Take all the time you need, I don't think a couple of web videos are all that important. You'll have our support and disagreements when you get back.

Popcorn Dave said...

Sorry to hear that, Bob. Hang in there.

biomechanical923 said...

You have my sympathies

victor_dxs said...

I've already lost the two of my grandmothers. I'm deeply sorry for you, Bob. Please, take your time and do what you have to do. We'll be right behind you.

Highman_95 said...

I'm so sorry for you and your families loss. Take as much time as needed for your projects, we (as your fans) will understand. I can only hope that your family gets through this difficult time and look for better days ahead. And as for you, I can only recommend playing Super Mario Bros. 3 multiple times or doing anything that makes you feel better at this time. Take care

Stuart said...

I'm really sorry for your loss, Bob.I too lost a grandparent recently, and the pain of losing them is awful as I have recently experienced. Hope you and your family are okay during this sad time, and remember your grandmother for being as strong as she was.

counterpoint said...

my condolences to you and your family, bob. I hope you find solace in one another.