It is with great regret that I that I have to tell you that our friend Toad will no longer be contributing to the blog or researching SWORD or SpaceX anymore. She has moved onto pastures new to do other things and has begun a new chapter in her life. Alas, therefore, there will be no further contact from Toad.
From first making contact in the mid- naughties, Toad's insights and zest for SWORD and in particular SpaceX were for me personally an inspiration. Her generosity for sharing materials, which she had personally unearthed, knew no bounds and her selflessness was a model for us all. Her work with Shaqui on their GACCH website was pioneering and is easily still the best online research ever written about SWORD and reading it gave me the spark to start blogging.
Toad was part of the original trio, together with Wotan and Paul V, who encouraged me to establish the blog back in 2008 and her sense of humour, knowledge and wit often inspired me to go on and do more. Her own contributions to the blog were always insightful and often completely original and her comments are the stuff on legend and usually had us all in stitches.
I am truly sad that Toad will no longer be part of our small community and would like to thank her for her friendship, advice, well, basically everything. I am sure you will join me in wishing her all the very best in her new ventures wherever they may take her.
Take care and stay happy Toad wherever you go,