E-Mail Note + General Status Update
Posted on February 24, 2012 Posted by John Scalzi 17 Comments
First the e-mail note and then the update.
E-Mail: Between travel to Boskone last weekend and my father-in-law’s passing this week, lots of e-mail got past me this week. I’m catching up on it today, but if you sent me e-mail in the last week and were hoping for a response, if you have not received a response to it by 5pm today, feel free to resend. The only exception to this is Big Idea queries; I tend to batch process those every couple of weeks. So don’t panic if you don’t see something from me on that immediately.
Update: I’m fine and the rest of the family is fine but we’re all very tired. It’s been an exhausting week physically and emotionally, as you may well imagine. The memorial was yesterday, and although there are still some details to work on involving insurance, Social Security and the like, at this point what we have to do is simply continue on. We’re doing that now. I suspect this weekend will mostly given over to doing not a damn thing except watching big dumb explody movies on TV. At the very least, that seems like a good plan to me. I’ll let you know how that works out.
Once again, thanks to everyone who passed along condolences and good thoughts for my family, and especially to Krissy, Athena, and Dora, my mother-in-law. They were nice to see.
Sorry for the loss. It’s never easy.
Explody movies sound like a good thing to do this weekend. Especially before the Oscars.
All the best to you and your family during these tough times.
Let me add my condolences as wellt. We were just through the same thing the week prior and can I highly suggest the weekend of big dumb explosiony movies as an excellent idea.
I wish you a relaxing weekend. I hope the very best for your family over the next several weeks.
Hugs to all, and condolences. Been there, done that, recently, and dumb explodey movies are helpful.
Very best wishes and condolences to all. Losing anyone is almost always hard. :(
General hugs, and I hope you get the rest you need, now and for a while to come. It can take a long time to adjust to a death.
If there’s someplace the three of you enjoy going, I suggest doing so this weekend. When my mom passed, we spent the day after the memorial at Disneyland. It helped a lot.
We, uh, also left some of her ashes under a flowering plant in the park. Shhh, don’t tell anyone.
My condolences on the loss your family has experienced.
Both of my parents died completely unexpectedly, and both of them died well before the 3 score years and ten benchmark; I recall that it was only after the funerals that it really sank in that they weren’t here any more. So I express again my condolences to you all, and suggest that you add lots of popcorn to the explody movies…
Watching “True Grit” right now.
Original or the re-make? The latter is such a wonderfully sad, graceful fairytale of a movie I’m constantly Hailee Steinfeld was all of thirteen.
Love and sympathy for your wife. And hugs. Lots of hugs across the e-ways. My father passed in 2000 and i still sometimes still wish I could just call and ask him something or etc.
Condolences to you and yours.
Please let me add my sincere condolences as well and if you would, pass them on to your lovely wife (especially) and daughter. My Dad died nine years ago and not many days go by that I don’t wish I could talk to him. I don’t think that will ever change. Nor would I want it to.
Hoping your weekend is extra-explody.