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