Long time gone

We have been gone for quite a while. We’ve gotten a small bit done on Clyde, but not nearly what we’d hoped. Why?
Well, my Dad had been sick for a while, and he recently passed away. We knew he had a limited time, but we didn’t expect it this soon. As a matter of fact, we were in the process of buying a house with he and Mom, so we could help him as his illness progressed, and so that he’d be closer to the hospital, when he did get sick.
He passed away after the papers had been signed, but before we got to move. So, there has been a flurry of activity. Death certificates, titles, deeds, wills, moving trucks, boxes, boxes and more boxes.
We’ve settled in the new neighborhood, with Clyde firmly placed in the back corner of our lot. Hopefully we will get more done on him soon.
I have some pictures and an update from this Fall. I’ll try to get it posted in the next couple of days and we’ll move on from there.
It’s going to be so sad to not have Dad there to see Clyde when he gets all done. He’s the reason I fell in love with camping, with fixing old stuff up. He’s the one that towed Clyde home from Illinois to Piney Flats. And, he won’t see him all nice and fixed up! It breaks my heart a little.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thejoyofcaking
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 20:16:07

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I’m sure your dad will be shining down upon you while you finish working on Clyde.

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    • clydethecamper
      Mar 11, 2013 @ 20:36:25

      He absolutely LOVED to tease us about Clyde, and how ugly he was, etc. But, no matter how tired, how sore, how sick he was… he was out there every day we worked on Clyde. He had to check every bit of progress. So, I think he will be there with us as we work. Just in spirit, which will just have to do, I guess. 🙂

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  2. Kitten
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 20:22:49

    Even when the end is near, when it’s a terminal illness, you always think you have one more day. It always breaks your heart. I am very sorry for your loss. I hope Clyde helps you on your grief journey.

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    • clydethecamper
      Mar 11, 2013 @ 20:35:17

      That is so true. You just really think you have more time. But, we were lucky to have him as long as we did, and we got to say our goodbyes. I know he is in a much, much better place. It still hurts, but I think maybe it hurts less when you get to say goodbye, and know they are ready to go. Thank you for your sweet words!!

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  3. sillyliss
    Mar 12, 2013 @ 09:44:29

    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Perhaps you should hang a picture of him in Clyde when Clyde is all ready? That would be a nice tribute. I hope you are enjoying your new home.

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