It’s been even longer than usual since I’ve updated this site. I’m missing a ton of stuff, including the last day of Dev-Jam as well as my trip to this year’s OSCON conference in Portland. I wouldn’t be surprised if I lose one if not all of my three readers.
But I do have an excuse. This happened.
On Friday, July 26th, I left my farm in Chatham County, North Carolina, to head to town. I needed to get the oil changed in the F150 and I was planning on meeting some friends for lunch.
About three miles from my house, another driver crossed the centerline on Hwy 87 and hit my truck nearly head-on. I suffered a broken rib, a fractured C2 vertebrae, and a fractured right big toe, but the major damage was that my left ankle was shattered.
I’ve spent the last 33 days at the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, where I underwent two surgeries and was taken care of by some amazing staff.
I’m home now and plan to return to work (remotely) next week. I still have many months to go before I can approach normality, but a journey of ten thousand miles begins with a single step.
Thanks for your kind thoughts. One good thing that has come out of this is that I’ve spent the last 17 years trying to build OpenNMS into something that can thrive even without me, and the team has been amazing in my absence. I can’t wait to be at full strength again.