I really didn't intend to be away for as long as I have been, so I wanted to drop a quick note to explain. I'd planned to start simming again this week and get an update out by this weekend but that's really unlikely.
Very early Sunday morning, my dad was taken to hospital after experiencing shortness of breath. He's been in there ever since, being treated for what was ultimately discovered to be a weak heart muscle. It's irreversible but manageable with medication. He is also going to have to make some serious lifestyle changes when he gets out and he has a history of not following doctors' orders. He has said that he'll do as he's told this time but we're all on tenterhooks while we wait to see if he's had a big enough scare to actually follow through.
It's been a very stressful time for the whole family. You may see me around the community but I haven't been able to actually play. I'm not going to take a stab at when I might be back, because I don't want to pick a date and then not stick to it. It might be soon, it might take a bit longer. I hope you can all be patient with me in the meantime! :)