Thursday, August 28, 2008

We'll miss you, Grandma!

We found out today that my last grandparent, Edna Liechty, died this morning. My dad wrote: "Helen's Mom Edna Liechty, died this morning (Thurs) at the nursing home in Berne. She was basically unresponsive the last hours and died peacefully from what Helen said." I believe that my mother and an aunt were both there with her when she died.

We love and will miss her.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Rest in Peace

For the past couple of weeks, we have been expecting a call about a death in the family.

Kathy's grandma has terminal cancer and a little over two weeks ago we were told didn't have long to live. We went down to visit grandma and say our goodbyes. We came back to Goshen and settled back into our lives, waiting for a call that she had finally passed away.

Today I got a call about a death in the family, but it wasn't from Kathy's mom. It was from my mom. One of her cousins died today. Ron Blough didn't show up to work so someone went to find out what was wrong. I don't know any details, but apparently he passed away at home of natural causes. His wife was out of town.

Even though I was expecting a call along those lines, I was not expecting it from where it ended up coming. Somehow that didn't make it any easier. It's one thing to lose someone when you know they are dying and get to see them one last time. It's another thing to lose someone when you aren't expecting it at all.

Last weekend was the Nisly campout family reunion. We commented how it wouldn't be the same since Ron couldn't make it in from Colorado. Now we won't have his company at any more reunions.

Rest in peace, Ron. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rhoda, Bethany, Brooke, and the rest of his family and friends.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Scanning for spyware...

Sometimes I get sick of spyware. Actually, pretty much every time I come across it, which fortunately isn't all that often.

I'm working on a client's computer right now that is infected with XPAntivirus08, an insidious program that installs without asking, detects bogus infections, and then only "cleans" the infections if you pay for the full version. Oh, and it's hard to uninstall. Great.

So while I wait for Spybot--a legitimate spyware removal tool--to scan and clean the system, I figured I would blog.

My boss is on vacation this week; so I am holding down the fort. It is intentionally a fairly empty week, but as these things go, I'm sure it will be busy. For example, this particular call was unscheduled. I'm sure there will be more like it before the week is done.

Well, the scan is about done. I'm going to wrap up and get back to work.


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