Thankyou to everyone that have passed on their kind words.
The last 3 weeks have been....ummm......interesting. To say the
least. Jeanette and I had travelled to her home state of Tasmania
(Australia) for her grandfather's funeral, and the night we arrived
she was driving with her sisters after a night out, when an elderly
driver travelling the wrong way down the highway hit their car
We received a call from her brother, who was about 2 mins behind in
his own car, and myself and Jeanette's father raced to the scene.
The images I saw are not somethng I would wish on anyone.
I then had extra fun and games as I had to go through the courts to
regain custody of her 7 y.o. son from his biological father (I'm his
step-dad and have lived with Jeanette and her son since he was 3
months old, the bio father has only had occasional care during
holidays mostly through his own inaction).
Things are settling down again now as I go through all the fiddly
stuff of notifying various banks, mortgage holders, government
It has helped that Jeanette and I were extremely active in various
Australian motorcycling internet forums and chat channels, and a
massive group of them made their way to Tasmania for her funeral,
giving her a great send-off with dozens of bikes taking part in the
cavalcade, as well as giving me alot of help and support (one of the
guys even stopped by our house on his way down and collected
Jeanette's bike so I could lead the cavalcade with it).
But life does go on, and I need to get on with things and get back
to relative normality. Heck! If I didn't I'd have an angry, 5
foot-tall redhead haunting me!! Hehehehehe
Might call some shops tomorrow and get some jewellery work rolling