I'm sorry to hear of your health problems Floyd, I hope you get better soon.
I may as well tell you all this now and get it over with. I haveheld off posting this until now and only Jluvs2dive
know so far.
Dylan and myself won't be able to attend either. As some of you know, Dylan damagedthe knuckleson his right handfrom fighting around Christmas timeand we have been attending the hospital since then. Two weeks ago we were given a date for an operation on his hand, the date is next Monday.
The surgeon said he could postpone it so we can have our holiday in the USA, but was unable to give us a guarantee ofhow soonhe can do the operation if we do postpone. Possibly November or January he said. As that is smack in the middle of Dylan's school exams year, I can't take a chance on it. We have already waited six months and with the state of the hospitals waiting lists, we have to grab the slot on Monday and be grateful for it. I had to make a decision and it is done.
We are both disappointed of course, we were looking forward to meeting up againwith our friends from the other side of the world, and with meeting some new ones too. I know that many of you wanted to meet Dylan and myself and I hate to let you down. Dylan has his bag of dollars burning a hole in his pocket, and will have to put it away for now. He was willing to postpone the operation as his hand isn't causing him much pain, but sometimes the Dad's have to make unpopular decisions.
I'm sorry to be posting this at all, and I know that you will all have a good time. Jluvs2dive and the lads have put a lot of time and effort into ensuring you all enjoy ourselves and I know that everything will go well.God willing, we will meet up next year.