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Offline Darryl

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Been Away
« on: July 20, 2021, 12:18:36 pm »
Hello everyone,
I haven't been contributing much to the forum of late. The last couple of months have not been ones that I will care to remember.
In May my younger brother passed away from a sudden heart attack. Our Mother, as you would expect, found that hard to handle at the age of 93. She too, passed away a fortnight later.
My health has not been so good either and I am just recovering from a prostate operation. I will spare you the details but you can imagine that things are a bit uncomfortable at present.
Just wanted to let you know that I have not forgotten this forum, of which I have been a member since the 1990s. I will hopefully get back to contributing when things settle down.
Cheers and best to you all,
Darryl

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Re: Been Away
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2021, 12:24:58 pm »
Oh bugger.  :(

Nice to hear from you old chum. Stay strong.
Best wishes,

Duncan

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Re: Been Away
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2021, 12:50:16 pm »
Darryl, my sincere condolences for your family's losses.  I wish you a speedy recovery from your surgery.  Take care! 

Cheers!
Bertha

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Re: Been Away
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2021, 08:09:27 am »
My condolences too. That's a lot to swallow.Also wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Re: Been Away
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2021, 11:15:22 am »
Darryl, so sorry to hear about the sad news.  Hope things turn for the better.  Life is cruel, we need courage!

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Re: Been Away
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2021, 01:03:22 pm »
I am sorry to hear that, Darryl, but I hope you recover soon from your operation and your losses.  --- tk

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Re: Been Away
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2021, 11:34:13 am »
I do not have any excuse for not contributing very much at all in recent months other than being busy at work. I was on holiday last week (north Wiltshire, a cottage in the countryside) but apart from that, I have been working full time.

Darryl, I am very sorry to hear of the deaths of your brother and mother. It must be heart-breaking to lose a child so I feel for your mother. I hope she didn't linger in a nursing home as that must also be very hard. And your own health - do take care!

All best,
David / davel
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Re: Been Away
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2021, 08:28:00 am »
Just caught up. Thank you all for your kind comments and good wishes.
Pleased to report that things are going OK, although I will not swing a blacksmith hammer for a few weeks yet. Should be able to get back to some light work after the doctor's review in a week's time.
Cheers to you all,
Darryl

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Re: Been Away
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2021, 09:28:12 am »
 :)
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Re: Been Away
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2021, 11:17:37 am »
Just caught up. Thank you all for your kind comments and good wishes.
Pleased to report that things are going OK, although I will not swing a blacksmith hammer for a few weeks yet. Should be able to get back to some light work after the doctor's review in a week's time.
Cheers to you all,
Darryl

I hope you're feeling much better!
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Re: Been Away
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2021, 11:18:28 am »
 :)
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Duncan