No problem, I just thought your comp died like mine did some weeks back. Using my laptop now, a 17" Lenovo G550. And because it's so HUGE, I'm aptly gonna name it Snacks the Laptop (not the bear). If ya turn it sideways it does kinda look like a black Pacman. Wakka, wakka, wakka...those were the days.
Anyway, I am sorry to hear about your father. Believe me, I took care of mine for 6 years and it can be really gut-wrenching when they suffer. Thank goodness he's fine now.
I'll continue this on the Lost Holt message you left me on Yahoo!