While this is just a personal blog, since it’s on the internet, I don’t usually use it like one would an actual personal journal. I typically reserve this space for a few highlights I’d like to share with family and friends, which are usually easily photographed (like motorcycle trips, hiking, and most recently our ongoing house build).
While my life is currently great, some people close to me have had a really rough time lately. A friend’s Mom died this week after a mostly successful 10 year struggle with cancer, which very recently and very quickly became unsuccessful. Obviously, that kind of loss is just heartbreaking. She is currently traveling for the funeral.
Another friend had an accident with some fireworks just this weekend, and was in surgery to remove shrapnel for hours. They had to remove his right eye. (His left eye was mercifully spared, and is completely fine). There may also be some nerve damage in his hand, but the extent won’t be known for a bit yet. Thankfully, it looks like he will otherwise be ok after he has time to recover, but its going to be difficult for he and his wife for a bit.
I’m not sure why I’m posting this here, but there it is.