Life has settled down. The crisis which took me off the web for about 7 weeks has now passed. My father became very ill, was hospitalized and finally passed away on November 19. He is much happier now living in Heaven with God.
Our lives are beginning to recover and find our new normal. But, all this has also caused me to reconsider many things, including my blog. I'm not sure where I'm going to go with this. I enjoyed blogging, but I'm not sure it is where I truly need to spend my time. I've also reached the conclusion that my real passion is not the journey to living frugally. Seeking the best deals and saving money on everything kind of went out the window while I was traveling back and forth to the hospital every other day. I was far more concerned about caring for my Dad. Caring for my family just seems to be more what I'm about. Living frugally is a part of that, but it is not always the primary focus.
So for now, I may post occasionally, but I suspect this blog will be changing in the near future.
At the moment, I'm considering what I would call a blog that focused on the broader theme of caring for my family. Suggestions are welcome.