He will be missed.

Things have been quiet on the blog this week because it’s hard to be ‘upbeat’ and ‘happy’ when you’re dealing with a big pile of stink.

Last Saturday we lost a friend. A good friend and a good man. Someone who we should have taken more time to get to know better before he passed. He left behind a young wife and two young children. He was 42. He was also a fireman.

Yesterday was his wake. Firemen from several local departments were there to pay their respects, it was a sea of blue dress uniforms and a sea of tears. Strong men showing heart felt grief to a stricken family from seeing one of their own taken too soon.

He did not die in a fire, he died from a terrible cancer that just would not let go.

He will be missed.