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A sad announcement!

Post by Typhoon » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:57 am

Well, it has been a long while coming and I have been pondering this for the better part of a year now but I have come to the conclusion that someone else needs to take BTU on from here. I no longer have the time to spend at BTU, and online in fact, so starting March 1st I will be handing the site off to thecircus. He will take the lead from that date on.

Several issues have arisen to make me do this, some are probably readily apparent considering what was going on here this past year and others have reared their ugly heads more recently. The biggest one is a family related problem that has thrown the future into question; my father has been diagnosed with cancer. There is nothing the doctors can do about it except try to give him more time through chemotherapy. I am now worried about him and about my mother who is looking after him. Currently, they are doing fine, distressed to say the least but coping with the situation. I am not sure what will happen with me but I am not ruling out having to move back to Canada for a time to help take care of them. Consequently, my stress levels have jumped once again and I find myself getting less sleep, being more tired and feeling slightly depressed, which means that someone should do the admin job I wasn't doing so well recently. I feel it is time for me to go before I get more lax with what I should be doing at BTU.

Finally, I have a number of people to thank:

First; Zac, although we do not talk as much as we used to I still regard you as someone I could go to if I need to chat. You have been a great friend and for that I thank you immensely. We didn't always agree but I always listened to what you had to say. I wish all the best for you.

Next; Jeff, you have always been one of the first to step up and offer to help. You have stepped in to try and keep BTU going and for that I thank you. I appreciate you trying to make this place somewhere we could all come to to feel like we are with friends and fellow BT fans. Cheers!

Next; shalom itay, you've come to the staff lately and have made a great effort to get things going, don't stop now! I am grateful to you for joining us and giving your efforts to the site. Thank you.

Next; Lawgiver, I want to thank him, and curse him, nonetheless. He handed me this job, curse you :wink:, when BTU needed someone to fill the role he was leaving. He saw that BTU needed leadership and decided I was the one to do it. I don't know if I was the smart choice but he decided to do it. Thank you for having the confidence in me back then.

Next; Blackhawk01, I want to thank him for doing so much for BTU while he was still around. He was an important part of BTU for a number of years. Thank you too.

I am sure there are a number of others I am forgetting but I do not want to make this sound any more like an Oscar award speech than it already does, so, consider yourselves thanked despite me not mentioning your name.


It is time for me to hand the "keys to the kingdom" to someone else now. Thank you for reading this. And if you have some spare change take a few moments to donate it to a cancer research society near you!

Cheers
Typhoon

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Post by Dread » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:32 am

I'm sorry to hear about your father's condition, Typhoon. Cancer is hard on everyone who is close to the victim. You and your family will have my prayers and hope for a miraculous recovery.

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Post by thatjimboguy » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:39 am

I'm sorry to hear about your father. I know that situations like this are not easy to deal with. I'll say a prayer for him tonight.
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Post by wmarples » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:13 pm

I, too, am sorry to hear about your father and will be praying for him. I wish you and your family all the best Typhoon, good luck to you.
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Re: A sad announcement!

Post by trboturtle » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:57 pm

Typhoon wrote:Well, it has been a long while coming and I have been pondering this for the better part of a year now but I have come to the conclusion that someone else needs to take BTU on from here. I no longer have the time to spend at BTU, and online in fact, so starting March 1st I will be handing the site off to thecircus. He will take the lead from that date on.
Does that mean I get to complain to him about good old "Invalid Session. Please resubmit the form." line I get more often than not when I try to post? :D

Sorry to hear about your dad, I hope he pulls through.

Craig

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Post by Choppa 6 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:26 pm

Sorry brother Typhoon. Do what you have to do, and when the time is right, get back here!!

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Post by xupgrayddx » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:43 pm

Sorry to hear man. Cancer can be rough on the family,I've lost 4 so far.
Its good that your taking the time you need, family always comes first.
Good luck and best wishes.
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Post by rpgsheets » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:30 am

As a cancer survivor, I know the pain all too well. Both personally, and the affect on family.

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Post by Typhoon » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:43 am

I'd like to thank everyone who has offered their best wishes to my family and me. I greatly appreciate this.

It is a comfort to know that there are others who have gone through trying times like this and have survived the ordeal. It is also comforting to know that regardless of what happens people get through their grief and keep living. These are the things I will focus on in the coming weeks.

I will be heading home March 19th for a couple of weeks, at least.

Thank you folks for your posts, PM's, and emails. It has been helpful.

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Post by thecircus » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:36 am

Keep your chin up!!!! We are here if you need us.


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Re: A sad announcement!

Post by Dart Omega » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:52 am

sorry to see you leave Ty but I do hope everything goes better for you in the future and in the present. you will be missed, after all I always enjoyed our talks in the past and your reviews of my machines.

and I do believe it was you whom first gave me encouragement to do better on my fiction for my machines and for that I will always be grateful as I am to all others who encouraged me.

though I hope in the future you will be able to find the time to pop in and tell us how you are doing.

We will always keep a seat open for you at Valhalla :)
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