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From Donald Harbison <>
Subject Re: [PERSONAL] My absence
Date Fri, 07 Sep 2012 11:40:17 GMT
Thanks everybody! Wonderful to feel the love.

Kit is doing great and is expected to have a full recovery. It will just
take time. She is very impatient, so that is now becoming my biggest
challenge, if you know what I mean. :)

On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 5:05 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <> wrote:

> Hi Don,
> On 07.09.2012 09:41, J├╝rgen Schmidt wrote:
>> 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.
> The same from my side - best wishes for your wife and your whole family.
> Best regards, Oliver.

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