A May 1st to remember

So today is the day of the big CSS Reboot that I was actually going to skip this year… wonder if that should have been a sign?

I decided at the last minute that I would go ahead and toss something into the mix (only because I knew just what I wanted to do), and sat down in Photoshop to start working on a design at 10:30 pm on Friday night…

Yes. Just 2 days ago!

I have been working non-stop, on caffeine, sleeping less than 7 hours since Thursday to get this ready, and almost got there…

At around 4pm this afternoon, I was called by my fathers fiancee telling me that he had been in an accident, and that he is in the ICU. That nixed the completion of my design…

So with that said, I am leaving on a flight at 6:00 am to be by his side, and will have to complete the internal implementation of my reboot entry when I return home.

Until then, please pray for my father – his condition is critical, and all thoughts are appreciated, and here is my design for the CSS Reboot 2006 (as much as I could do).


The analytical mind behind Zenful Creations. Responsible for all the bells and whistles; dedicates most of her time to breaking stuff, finding bugs and never spending enough time fixing things.

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  1. Lori

    It is 3:53 am, and yes… I am going to talk to myself.

    I will be leaving here in about an hour to go get on a flight where I will be arriving around 7:30 then into a car for another hour north to my Dad.

    I spoke to my sister and brother, and my father is stabilized, but still critical. What I know at this point is he was sideswiped by a van while traveling home from work. He was on his Harley going his normal route (helmet on). Where my dad lives is mountainous, and long story short (so as I know of it), he was thrown over the side. I wish I could have left last night (there were no flights out of Lauderdale – all done for the night).

    Right now, I am going to finish packing, and drink even more coffee.. I just wanted to give an update since I know my friends are checking here to see.

    I will check in later..

  2. Parker

    Lori, my thoughts are with you and you father.

    Let me know if there is anything that needs to be taken care of.

  3. Ant

    Lori, sorry to hear about your father, I’ll be thinking of you both.

    Take care.

  4. Lori

    Thank you Parker, Ant and all who have emailed or called me. And to my clients, thank you for the patience.

    Dad’s story was front page news here yesterday both online and off:

    Rescue Workers Seek To Save Critically Injured Motorcyclist
    May 1, 2006
    Several emergency crews with different agencies in Tennessee and Georgia sought to save a man critically injured in a motorcycle/van crash at the south end of Missionary Ridge on Sunday afternoon.  Full Article
    ADDITIONAL PHOTOS: http://www.carsonphotos.net/webpage1101.htm

    Dad is still in a medicinally induced coma and will continue to be so until the swelling of the brain subsides… could be a bit. There has been massive head trauma (he had surgery on the brain already) a broken neck (at his C2), shattered femur/patella (needs complete restructure), broken wrist.

    I have faith that things will look up over the next few days… he looks great for a guy that got hit head on by a van, and then tossed 30 feet over a cliff!

  5. Ulysses Ronquillo

    I was marveling your new web design. It’s beautiful. Even though you said it’s not finish, it’s already breathtaking. Sorry to hear about your dad. All the best.

  6. Lydia

    Hi Lori,
    As always I was looking at your site and admiring your greatness…
    I’m so sorry to read about your dad. You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers!

  7. ALAN

    I wanted to put this on your blog so everyone can see it.As a friend of your Dad(and you!),I want you to know if I ever have a daughter and something happens to me,I hope she will be as steadfast and devoted to me as you have been to Lewis.I have watched you very carefully these past six weeks and have been truly impressed with you and your caring,tirelessness,and refusal to accept any thing less than Lewis`full recovery.I pray your selflessness is rewarded.You truly are a wonderful person as I`ve told you many,many times.

  8. Charley

    My thoughts are with your father. May he heal fast and be even stronger than when he went into ICU!

    Love sent your way!


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