In August he went downhill fast and he finally passed on the 15th, which is the day after my birthday.
I pretty much quit working on everything after that except for my job out of necessity. Then things at work changed in January/February and my workload increased which ended up with my company going through a merger (which finishes in the next couple weeks) and me taking a promotion this last September.
The last month or so I've started tinkering around with things again, more specifically the XNA toolkit which I will probably talk more about later.
Anyway, there is all the information you never wanted to know.
Hopefully I will get some more use out of this journal which I have been paying for for the last 2+ years and get some more motivation out of it.