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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: [PERSONAL] My absence
Date Fri, 07 Sep 2012 07:41:59 GMT
On 9/6/12 10:28 PM, Donald Harbison wrote:
> I feel it necessary to explain why I have been absent from discussions here
> and on ooo-private recently.
> My wife was stricken with a serious medical emergency Wednesday, August
> 29th. She is recovering after surgery, and is in an intensive care unit
> here in one of the top hospitals in Boston. Needless to say, my attention
> is not on Apache OpenOffice as much as I love this project and community.
> The past week has been personally very stressful and exhausting. Next week
> looks a whole lot better as her condition has improved dramatically and she
> is now on the path to recovery.
> Graduation is a very important goal, I will be doing what I can to help
> with this. I've also been actively leading the OpenOffice track development
> for ApacheCon EU. Oliver-Rainer Wittmann has stepped in to take over this
> effort over the past week. Thank you Oliver.
> Thanks for your understanding. The medical team is optimistic that my wife
> will have a full recovery, but it will be a lengthy process.  In the
> meantime, I do plan to crank up my work engine as her care and situation
> have now become much more stabilized.

Hi Don,

I very glad to hear that she is already on a good way to recover. I wish
you, your wife and your whole family all the best and the energy that
will be necessary for the coming weeks.

Take the time you need and don't think too much about AOO, there are
more important things.


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