No, we haven't disappeared from the 'verse. Nor were we eaten by black puddings.
We had to take a ill-desired break due to me, the DM, having major house construction going on. We could have met at another person's house, but truthfully, I want to have my home back in order so any time I am not spending on fixing the place back up is another day I have to sleep in the basement.
I would guess another month tops before we are back - and I know my group is just as anxious to get back to the game.
Thanks for the patience!