An Update from Alissa

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

I’m sure some of you are wondering where I’ve been, or why our usual posts haven’t been up on the site for this update.

Unfortunately, on Thursday, June 9th my father passed away very suddenly.

Aside from the usual shock and grief that hits when something like this happens, and helping my mom sort through all of the finances, etc. as we settle my dad’s affairs, I’ve now been tasked with running our family business.  As you can imagine, it’s pretty overwhelming at the moment as I take on a role I didn’t ask for, nor was I ready for.  But I’m doing my best to make it through each day.

However, this means something has to be put to the side at least temporarily.  And that something is this site.  So in the short term, I cannot keep up with the posts for this site in addition to the challenge and responsibility of running a company and taking care of 3 small children.  There are just not enough hours in the day.

I do hope to get back to this site, once I get into a rhythm at work and no longer have the feeling that I’m drowning in a never-ending sea of “I don’t know what the hell I’m doing”.   Hopefully, that can happen before this event is over, but if it doesn’t that has to be ok as well.

Safi will be around, and if he has the time he will post about the event itself.  I don’t even have the time right now to even play the game, let alone write about it.  I do hope to get back to it soon, as I love this site, this community, and it’s honestly my outlet to keep my sanity.  Hopefully, I will be back sooner rather than later.

I thank you for your patience during this difficult time, and I welcome your thoughts and prayers as my family tries to adjust to life without my father.

-Alissa

75 responses to “An Update from Alissa

  1. Mike in Austin

    My sincerest condolences. I’m sure this overwhelmed feeling will go away!

  2. I’m so sorry to hear this Alissa….my condolences

  3. I know what a tough loss that is. I am so sorry. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  4. So sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family stay strong. Don’t worry about us or the site. Its a GAME, much less important in the real world vs the two huge things just thrown at u. We know your passion for this site and all things Simpsons and I am certain you will figure this out much quicker then u think. Best of luck

  5. Sorry to hear about your father, many thoughts and prayers go your way.

  6. I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You’ve got a lot on your plate right now. Please take all the time you need. We will be here when you get back. Family comes first. Sending you a hug from NY.

  7. So sorry to hear of this. There’s so many details to attend to when losing a close family member. I can’t fathom also taking over a business while managing a family on top of that. You have my respect and my sympathies. I know Safi will do a fine job in your absence. I hope you managed to find some joy in your Birthday. Us Addicts hold you and your family in our hearts.

  8. I’m so sorry to hear of your fathers passing, Alyssa. It is never easy to lose a parent, no matter the age (yours or theirs), no matter the cause. Compounding that with suddenly having to take on the family business while managing your own life, and it’s no wonder you’ve had to step out of your Addicts role for a while! You’ve built something great here, so as you take the time you need away from this site please know we will still be here when you get back! In the mean time, sending good thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Wishing you the best of luck; and looking forward to your return!

  9. steven martin

    I’m so sorry for your loss. 🙏

  10. I am terribly sorry to hear of the sudden and tragic loss of your dear father. May G-d comfort you in your time of grief, and in time may your happy and loving memories of your dad help to keep him alive in your heart and mind.

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

  12. “Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow”

  13. Just remember you have a huge support team. If there is anyway we can assist from afar let me know. Thinking outside the box is what I do at work. Happy to help in any way that I can.

  14. Condolences to you and yours. Prayers & thoughts are with you as you face the challenges of life without your father.

    • I am so sorry to hear this news. Prayers for comfort and courage for the days ahead. May your memories carry you through this difficult time.

  15. So sorry to hear of your loss Alissa. I hope this period is filled with fond memories of life and lessons taught. My heart goes out to your family.

  16. I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you so much for all your patience and contributions to this site. Take care of yourself and your family.

  17. I am so sorry for your loss .

    Hondoriley

  18. My sincere condolences to you and your family

  19. Happy father’s day!

  20. So sorry for your loss Alissa, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will be missed on this site and we look forward to welcoming you back when your ready ❤️

  21. I am so sorry for your loss.
    My prayers to you and your family.
    Our hearts are with you and your Fathers memories will always be in your heart FOREVER.

  22. mr.rooney.to.you

    Take all the time in the world, we will be here when your ready to return.

  23. I’m sorry for your loss. You’ll be missed but know that this community loves you.

  24. Condolences to yoh and your family Alissa.

    Be sure within the chaos to find time for you to be alone to cry, scream, hit something, smash something, whatever it takes to not put a cork on the bottle of chaos that has been tossed in your lap.

    Come back when you’re ready. Don’t feel like you have to rush. We’ll survive without walkthroughs, turbo tappins, and SIB’s…

  25. This is sad to hear, Alissa. I’m thinking good thoughts for you and your family. One day, when happier times return, perhaps we’ll see you her again.

  26. I’m so genuinely sorry for the loss of your dad. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

  27. TallSpiderCandy

    Oh Alissa, my heart is breaking for you and your Family. All of u are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope u can find some peace among all the chaos and challenges u have been thrust into. Dealing with a Family members passing is hard enough without all the extra, I cannot even imagine 💓 so sorry about your Father, take care of yourself and your Family and remember how much we all adore u here, drop in anytime for support – much love

  28. So very sorry for your loss.

  29. Sorry for your loss. After dealing with my father’s, than my mother’s passing, I know it can take a lot of time. Still dealing with issues years later. Take care of your Mom and the rest of your family. We shall miss you but understand.

  30. I’m so sorry for your families lost I will pray for you and family.
    I’ll pray that God gives you the strength that you will need right now.
    I also know that you being has strong as you are everything will fall into place.
    Hoping to see you soon take your time and you will be miss.

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