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Scourge of the Nephilim by Orren Merton

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Goodnight Reilly: 2014-2023

If you’ve been reading my blogs for any length of time (does anyone read blogs anymore?) You know that I’ve got an Irish wolfhound named Reilly. Not only is he featured in my author bio pic but I’ve blogged about him several times. This is the hardest blog to write about Reilly…because it’s the final one. Irish wolfhounds generally are considered to have a lifespan of 6-8 years. I’d always hoped I’d get 10 years or more with Reilly.

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So how was your week?

When this week began, we had no inkling it would end the way it did. Let me back up a little. Obviously we knew that we had a child on the way. The c-section to welcome him into the world was scheduled for October 27th. Of course, if you read my blog about my daughter’s birth, you know that my wife is considered high risk, because we’re over 40, and she deals with gestational diabetes and hypertension.

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It would have been easier if the patio didn’t collapse

This blog is about three weeks late. I’ve been busy. Three weeks ago, I was overseeing reconstruction of our collapsed patio cover. You see, there was a major hailstorm that blew through Southern California in early January, and the aged, rusted, not-well-secured patio cover attached to our 1931 home collapsed in the storm. So about a week after that, reconstruction of our patio cover commenced. But that’s not what this blog is about.

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