ADIEU (for now?)

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Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:13 pm Post

Dear Scrivenerati,
My wife Angela has taken a nasty fall and hurt her spine, as well breaking her ankle. The prognosis for a full recovery, is extremely positive, but, it will probably take upwards of nine months to achieve. As you may well imagine, my time and efforts will be directed towards that end. So! I`m taking this opportunity to wish you all adieu and good luck, in your endeavours.

I may of course, on the odd occasion, dispatch Le D for a surreptitious lurk. If you feel a sudden chill in the air, it`ll be him.
Adieu`n`Take care
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Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:34 pm Post

Bad news.

All the best for your wife and yourself! I hope that she will be fully restored.

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Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:39 pm Post

Dear Vic,
Thinking about you and your wife during this challenging time. Think positively. It's surprising how much that means when you're in the middle of difficult times. And don't forget to take of yourself as well as you care for her. It's easy to forget our selves during hard times.

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Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:55 pm Post

Hey Vic,

I sincerely hope your wife makes a full and speedy recovery. The forums won't be the same without you! (Even I'm not sure if that's a compliment or insult, though...)

Take care and hope to see you back here soon,

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Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:56 pm Post

When you return, you'll no doubt find the bilge decks to be as foul and rank as ever, I'll see to it that nobody cleans it out, so you can feel right at home.

Best wishes, Vic-K.
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Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:34 pm Post

Very sorry to hear that, Vic. I wish your wife a speedy recovery.
Also, I am pretty sure I will miss your infamous postings here ;)

Good luck on everything and hope to see you around Christmas :)
- Fiat justitia et ruant coeli -

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Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:53 pm Post


pretty much sums it up.

Then again, imagine how bad Mrs. K feels. 9 mo of nothing but vic-k.

Who will keep the flying duster in-line?
Who will point out my inability to actually comment on the topic being discussed?
Who will provide the gutter seeking focus to Pink?


Come back soon.

I have a wife and 2 kids that I can only attribute to a wiggle, a giggle, and the realization that she was out of my league so I might as well be happy with her as a friend. 26 years marriage later, I can't imagine life without her. -Me 10/7/09


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Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:09 pm Post

Blimey. This is indeed sad news on every level. All good wishes to your wife for a swift and complete recovery.

But I take the "for now?" seriously, Vic, and look forward to your return. At least, send Fluff.

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Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:24 pm Post


As the Irish say, I'm sorry for your troubles.
I can't believe you will stay away forever.
Just to keep your competitive edge keen:
We shall all conspire to exceed your 2,420 total of messages.
Seriously, take good care of Angela. . .and moderately so of yourself.


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Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:56 pm Post

If she is going to be sitting a lot a sheepskin is supposed to be comfy.

Best wishes, you will get through it.


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Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:12 pm Post

I'm sure she will appreciate your devotion. We look forward to your return, with good news!

A work in progress...

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Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:14 pm Post

KB wrote:I sincerely hope your wife makes a full and speedy recovery. The forums won't be the same without you! (Even I'm not sure if that's a compliment or insult, though...)

Good luck and best wishes for your wife, Vic-k
In bocca al lupo!!!

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Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:33 pm Post

I'm sorry to hear of this accident. My best wishes for a full and prompt recover. Keep us informed.


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Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:04 am Post

Best of Luck and Speedy Recovery!!

(Remember to lift with your legs and not your back. Otherwise, your wife's condition will become contagious!!)


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Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:00 am Post

Mon Cher Vic,

Je suis navré d'entendre que ta femme est blessée. Que dieu, et toi, la guériras bientôt!