After her stay at Jim Perrin’s house in Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant — her ‘recovery period’ — Jac went home to her family and her cats and continued with her life as before. Jim Perrin organised the sale of his property and later, his move to her house in September.
It was not at all straightforward and such arrangements are frequently problematical; so far their time together had been very short indeed, but Jac carried on with her life and her stained-glass work and he with his writing — a crucial deadline was approaching and he needed to finish the book on which he had been working. There were incipient problems between Jim Perrin and Jac’s sons, but they all attempted to work through it together.
In the Summer of 2004 Jim Perrin was given the news of which nightmares are made; that one of his sons had taken his own life. How he bore it we can never know. Our sister supported him with all her pity and care; but how could a father, in such circumstances, and such deep grief, be comforted? It was a period of utter desolation.