Out with the Old in with the New

Hoi,It cannot be denied that it has been a long while since I have posted here. Now you will have noticed the update of the look of the blog, that was one of the reasons for my stay of absence. There are legio other reasons but I won't bother you with that now. Let me first tell you about the picture now adorning the banner of this blog. It's a drawing of me, obviously, in 7YW Austrian uniform.It came about due to my close relationship with the great people at HäT industries, who at one point realised that since most new boxart is done digitally, it could be done with real people's faces on them rather then invented persons. So I was asked would you like to donate your face to some boxart? Oh hell yes I would like to! So now you can go to any good modelshop and buy two different boxes featuring my ugly mug i.e. the 7YW Austrian command and samples boxes.Save to say I am immensely proud and happy to receive this honour. I am allowed the use of the picture for own use so I asked a co-worker of the arts-departme

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Life Goes On

My mother-in-law, Rosemary, died suddenly a week and a half ago due to complications with the surgery she decided in the end to have. Either way, she was faced with a terrible choice; a slow deterioration which could rob her of a meaningful life, or a risky operation which offered her a chance of total recovery or catastrophic failure. After a week in which her symptoms only got worse, she opted to take the surgery with the proviso that if anything went wrong, she would be allowed to die without intervention. The surgeries themselves went without a hitch; it was just her body's reaction to them that was the risk factor, and unfortunately the worst happened. She died after a very rapid deterioration in her condition a week and a half ago. We said goodbye to her yesterday in a moving ceremony where my stepfather-in-law read out not only his own eulogy, but a letter Rosemary had written to her grandchildren. Each of the four grandkids was presented with a little enamel box and instructed to fill it with thi

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