A week before Christmas, my French YL suffered a very serious heart attack. So serious that it required a defibrillator and pacemaker implant.
Several hospitals were involved particularly the excellent cardiac unit in Brest. She is recovering but very slowly. Now in a rest-type home to relax a bit until late February, then for 3 or 4 weeks in a cardiac re-education center. Very intense program. No visitors allowed but weekends will be spent with me here in Benodet.
Naturally, I have been an emotional and physical wreck. Slowly adjusting to, what will be, our new lives. Things will never be the same again but must be accepted and dealt with.
I have not been on the air since her original attack before Christmas and only during the past few days have sent out a a QRP CQ on 20 meters. I noted the RBN observed that a couple of USA stations heard me. I am not making any great efforts or spending long hours on the band. My heart isn't in it, right now.
No travelling this year. However, I must return to the USA for a few weeks in late summer early fall. Just can't avoid it. Complicated living in two countries with obligations to both.
So that is the story. I will try to get on 20 meters for a short time during the day, when it is open. Can't say at what time.
Take care and 72/73