September


Two weeks ago I tweeted that that day would likely be the worst day of my life.

In return, something wonderful happened.

The internet believed me.

People quietly reached out to check that I was ok. No one assumed I was exaggerating or engaging in hyperbole - they knew that I don't tend to do that.

Many people also know that ten years ago my daughter died. So if I say that a day is likely to be the worst day of my life, it is likely to be worse than that day and the subsequent days were.

I tend to keep my personal life off of this blog. I wrote about my daughter on my Dear Elena blog.

Every once in a while I slip and post something personal here and some folks are offended and bothered by it.

Sorry.

On Saturday, August 20th I tweeted that it would likely be the worst day of my life. Really, it turned out to be a horrible week that began on Friday, August 19th.

My wife Kim - yes Kimmy-the-Wonderwife - was in a horrible car accident on Friday, August 19th and died early Tuesday, August 23.

I won't share more than that here. I've been blogging about it on my Dear Elena blog. I thought I'd mainly put that blog to rest. But writing helped me survive the death of Elena and I hope it will help me through Kim's death as well.

September was to be a busy month for me. I was supposed to be at CocoaConf DC, NSSpain, and several private engagements.

I have cancelled all travel for September. The conference organizers have been wonderfully understanding. If you had arranged to attend a conference because I was to speak there - I apologize. I hope I can make it up to you in the future.

This is also the month when Apple releases iOS 10. Their work on Swift 3 is coming to a close.

I had intended on having my Swift book updated and another book finished this month.

As you might imagine, I'm having trouble thinking clearly.

I will try to work on the books and I will try to have them out soon. I'm sorry that I can't give you a clearer promise than that.

Thank you to so many of you who have held me, helped me, and given me strength either in person, remotely, or without even meaning to do so.

This will be a difficult month. Kim, my, and my daughter's birthdays are all in September. We were to go to Spain together. We did so much together. I'm hoping to fill some of the holes in my day with writing about Swift and iOS. We'll see how it goes.

Thank you.