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Okay, so this is one of those personal entries where I feel like anybody watching this journal has a right to know but nobody needs to feel obligated to react. Comments are disallowed, and the personal stuff is going behind a cut so you can scroll on past if you're only here for the Sims stuff. (It is totally okay to be here just for the Sims stuff.)

So at something like twelve fifteen in the afternoon, my father passed away. He died on hospice care, at home, in his sleep, medicated enough to be more than comfortable, a little more than a year after being diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer. My aunt, his youngest sister, had arrived to visit him not half an hour before he went and was with him when he died. I was just waking up, having stayed up until five in the morning to make sure he kept breathing through the night.

We are, for the most part, okay. The next few days are going to be kind of insane, and the next few weeks may be stressful-- there's hospice equipment to return, there's a lot of financial stuff to take care of, we have to figure out how to handle my sister inheriting Dad's business, and none of us really know how we're feeling-- but we were all told it could be 'any day now' since early October, and we were all sort of braced for it.

At this point, we don't know if there's going to be a memorial service. Mom isn't big on them and neither was Dad, but if the rest of Dad's family wants to do something, well, funerals are for the living.

Comments are disabled and will stay that way on this entry because, honestly? Of all the posts to feel guilty about not being able to take the time to reply to every single comment, the "So my father just died" entry is kind of at the top of the list.

If you skipped the cut, the short version is that a long illness in the family has kept me away from the social aspect of Simming for the last few weeks, and now a death in the family is going to keep me out of it for probably a few weeks more. We're going to be okay over here on my end of RL, it's just going to take a while.

Since this is supposed to be an exclusively-Simming journal, I want to let you guys all know that, all the posts I keep planning to make? I will make them. I've got plenty of obligations I sincerely plan to fulfill, and some of them I should even manage to fulfill on time. I'm not quitting Simming, and I'm not even really taking a hiatus since I'm still creating and trying, now and then, to keep caught up with reading... I'm just not able to sit and talk so much anymore, and probably won't be for a while.

So... yeah, basically this is me saying that nobody should worry hard about not hearing from me, and I probably won't be responding to most comments that don't indicate somebody's going to break their game before Christmas, maybe New Year's.

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