Dad passed this morning. I live (unfortunately) on the other end of the country from my parents -- they are in Florida and I'm in Arizona. My older sister and brother are there with her now. It's been a very long slow decline, and it's finally over for her and us. I'm taking leave the rest of the week, I will be channeling my energies into working on quilts, since I won't be travelling to Florida anytime soon. Mom wants to wait to have a service when we can all be there with her.