I’m back from the weekend of funeral services and family gatherings. Tears were shed, hugs given and received, and final goodbyes said. Now the ship has righted itself and things are pretty much back to normal.
Even under the circumstances, it was nice to see family and friends. I come from a pretty tight-knit family as it is, but it was still nice to see people that I don’t normally see regularly. It was also nice to travel back to where my grandparents grew up and my dad lived for a while (Brownsville, PA) and to hear some family stories from my dad. It has been a great experience overall.
Thanks for all the condolences expressed personally and publicly. They are all appreciated.
Things should be back to normal around these parts now. I have a bunch of items in the hopper, along with a couple of weeks where I will be family-free, as my wife takes the kids on an extended trip without me. I’ll be sad to see them go but happy about the free-time laid out before me.
It’s going to be an extravaganza around here.