....but sadly, it's a little emptier too. My father-in-law passed away last night at around 9 p.m. Tony and I were able to spend some time with him earlier in the day and I spent a few more hours with him in the afternoon. He gave me one last crooked smile and quietly slipped into a morphine induced sleep to finally end his sufferings and go on to be with his beloved wife and brother (who passed away earlier this year). Despite his rough exterior, I knew he loved me (all of us) and we did have a special bond. He will be deeply missed by us all.