My buddy Dave Willis and his wife Jen Jones have a had a bit of drama recently. First Jen's car blew up when she was down in Denver and then when Dave went down there to help her out his appendix blew up. I thought at first it was just his normal Illinois U bellyaching but it seems it was serious because they had to rush him to hospital to take it out.
He's home and on the mend now, but he can't do anything strenuous for a month which pretty much wrecks the rest of his ski season. Get well soon mate. At least there'll be plenty of snowpack in the backcountry when you're up for it.