What’s Going On

Oops…. wrong Marvin.

As you all have noticed, and I’ve occasionally called attention to… for the past few months I’ve been unable to get my Thursday comics posted until Friday, and even had to cancel the Prompt the Squirrel series I had planned on running over the Spring and Summer due to a lack of time.  Now you will see an even extreme case of this since I will likely not get this week’s comic done until sometime this weekend or next week.  I realize that the only person who really cares that I don’t get a regularly scheduled post up on time is myself, especially in light of the circumstance, but I do feel the need to offer up an explanation of why this is happening.

Long story short… my Dad is still in the hospital from the life threatening incident he had back in April, and I’ve been using Thursdays to visit.  Not that it’s much of a visit since he’s been on and off a ventilator over that time and has literally been a roller coaster of steep inclines where he seems to be pulling out of it as well as sharp drops where he crashes back to being unresponsive.  My Mom called late this morning (which is why this week’s comic has been postponed) because he was in really bad shape… and indeed he was.

But now I’m back home, and he seems to have stablized a bit again, and…… well, the circle of hell my family’s been in continues.  Given some tough decisions that are finally being made, I don’t think it’s going to go on much longer, but……. well, that’s why things have been a bit chaotic here lately, and may continue to be out of whack for a while longer.  I am a huge believer that the show must go on, and it will…. even if my blog posts are meaningless in the grand scheme of things, it means a lot to me to deliver on the things I am relied upon for, even if that only affects a small group of people who read me.

This post desperately needs a happy squirrel.

The Nest shall carry on…. but if things don’t show up when they’re supposed to, you’ll know why now.


About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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22 Responses to What’s Going On

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I will miss your strip, but priorities obviously require you to deal with your personal reality. You take care of yourself and your family and I’ll be waiting. Hugs to you and yours.

  2. So sorry you’re carrying so much on your mind. Good grief, don’t worry a whit about posting according to a schedule. That’s the last thing you should have on your mind. My thoughts are with you and we’re sending oodles of poodles life energy to you and your family. Be well.

  3. slmret says:

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s illness! Take good care of him and of yourself, and you’ll be welcome to come back when you are ready.

  4. ody N biskit: sending prayers to your dad and his family; we are sorry; we know full well the mental strain….. stuff like this can take a toll… family first; blogging…..like 985th, blogging isnt going anywhere and neither are we; everyone will be here when dad is ready to post again…♥♥♥

  5. JackieP says:

    I’m so sorry about your dad. I know what you are going through as I went through it with my mom last year. Big hugs and don’t worry, we’ll read whenever and whatever you can get on here. Don’t worry about us….we’ll be here for you. Big hugs!

  6. fanrosa says:

    Best wishes to Dad. I went through that ICU and ventilator crap when my mom crashed a few years ago (don’t know if you remember that) and I get sitting there for hours watching a fucking blood pressure graph like it’s Saturday morning cartoons.

    Be kind to yourself and get an iPad or whatever those cheap netbook things are. One good thing about the hospital is they have free visitor wifi! Or take up knitting…..

    I know how close you are with each other and when it gets to be all too much, go home and love on the boys. Hell, even let them get on the bed with you…..ha!

    I kid because I love….

  7. Quirky Girl says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. It’s always hard when someone close to you is going through a difficult situation. Best wishes for you all. ❤

  8. I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. It’s never easy when family is sick. Sending healing thoughts your way. Take care of yourself, too.

  9. Can’t say anything more than what the good folks above have said so I’ll just add my wishes for some peace of mind / spirit for you and your family. Take care of your real life and we’re here when you are able to come back. Hugs.

  10. franhunne4u says:

    “WHAT? You let WHAT get in the way of MY WEEKLY NEST COMIC??? To which I AM TOTALLY ENTITLED TO BECAUSE I PAID eff all FOR IT …”
    Nope – that is not what your readers are thinking. You can rely on us having you on our wordpress reader or blogloving-emails or whatever alert system when you have the time and the mood again to do something silly. Now is not the time.
    Your mother needs you (may I say even more than your Dad does – who still will be happy to see that their offspring is taking care of the wife he loved and loves). She is dealing with a lot of sh*t right now. And to all the usual things like how is her man, what does she have to take to the hospital, how does she cope with all the OTHER everyday paperwork – which might have been your father’s duty, let alone the hospital things on top of that – and the fear that he might not come home – additional to all of this the orange haired danger to public health is on the way with a little help from his friends to repeal affordable care.
    And you think we worry about your blog content … We appreciate it as a silly detour from reality. But for all of us reality has to take priority.

  11. a1mamacat says:

    Beast, I am sending you and your family all my hugs and support. I know how hard this is. Keep and eye on the Boyz, as my Boyz picked up on the emotions and were affected too.

  12. PULEEEEZE know that we totally understand – those of us who follow you will follow you wherever you go or whenever you go……post when you can….otherwise support your family as they support you through this tough time with your Dad. I get it – went through similar things with both my parents. Hope I’m allowed to send you a friendly hug? Good…..I assume you said YES…….

    HUGS, Pam

  13. draliman says:

    He does look like a happy little squirrel.
    I hope your Dad will be okay. I’m happy to read whatever you post whenever you post it.

  14. I’m so sorry to hear about your dad.

  15. Thom says:

    Hang in there. Take care of important things first and the rest will fall into place as time and desire permit.

  16. Merbear74 says:

    I knew something was wrong…you know, my mom isn’t doing well. I just don’t write about it….
    I don’t usually get mushy with you, but I love you, man. If you need ANYTHING, please let me know, okay?

  17. ghostmmnc says:

    Sending blessings for you and your family. Take care. ❤

  18. Ladybuggz says:

    Sorry to hear about the crap going on, be strong! Your mom will need need you even more ❤ It's hard but you'll survive and so will we, Spend as much time as you have with your dad, Take all the time in the world! (Huggz) ❤

  19. 1jaded1 says:

    My thoughts are with you and your dad.

  20. Trisha says:

    I’m so sorry you and your family have been going through this. It must be so horribly hard to see your dad in such bad shape. I really admire your dedication to your blog. I let much smaller things than this keep me from posting. I’ll be thinking of you and your dad.

  21. Ally Bean says:

    One of the best things about blogging is that it’s there for you when you are ready for it. No worries about keeping to your schedule. Sorry to read about your father. Hoping all is as well as can be expected.

  22. I’ll be praying for your dad. Xxxx

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