OK, I am back in action.
My absence was due to my father passing away on Monday night. At nearly 76 years old, he had seen his share of illness, beating cancer twice for example. He went suddenly, apparently in the act of reaching for his cigarettes. Not a bad way to go, given the other options.
I won't go on at length here, but will make a small tribute by linking back to a couple of old posts that most of you will have missed first time around. Like many elderly people, he liked to find things for us to do (presumably he thought that 3 kids were not enough to give us a busy life) - building sheds for him was one of them: