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From Louis Suárez-Potts <>
Subject Re: [PERSONAL] My absence
Date Thu, 06 Sep 2012 20:44:01 GMT
Thanks, Don, for the explanation. My best wishes for your wife's
speedy recovery and strong desire to see you active (and happy) here
on the lists.


On 6 September 2012 16:28, 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.

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