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From David McKay <>
Subject Re: [PERSONAL] My absence
Date Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:43:18 GMT

On 11/09/12 00:46, Donald Harbison wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 9:22 PM, Carl Marcum <> wrote:
>> Best wishes to you and your family.
>> Family is the most important thing.
>> Best regards,
>> Carl
>> On 09/06/2012 04:28 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.
> Good news to report! My wife will likely be discharged from the hospital
> later this week. I am now starting to dig out from the huge backlog of
> emails and get caught up on all the things that have transpired on
> ooo-private, in particular, since our family emergency took my full
> attention.
> I do plan to step up and volunteer more in new areas besides communications
> and concomm...time will tell how that looks. Count me in for Apache
> OpenOffice successful graduation and long term success as a TLP.
Great news all round.


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