Friday just after midnight we got the call we’d been dreading – Dad had passed. Dreading on our own behalf, not his. His peace was long overdue. He is finally pain-free. It’s been a crazy time here over the last several days and I’ve been ill the entire time so I’m pretty exhausted. The last of the out-of-state family has gone home today and I’m going to collapse for awhile and try to kick this cold or whatever it is to the curb.