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Radio Silence

I am still here. Or back, rather. It’s been a whirlwind week and family emergencies have taken priority over blogging, work, paying bills, doing laundry, etc.—as they should. The dust is settling now but it’ll take me a few days to get back to normal. Thanks for checking in here everyday. I will be back next week!

A brief synopsis of the past 7 days if you’re interested:

Found out niece would be born by emergency C-section. Hurried to the hospital to wait. Delighted in amazing new addition to our family! Crazy storm. Tired. Irritable. Home late after swerving around many downed trees. Dog had accident while we were gone. Grocery store run. Grocery store closed due to power outage. Sneak into my parents house to steal their laundry detergent. Wake up after a few hours of sleep to a phone call that Jason’s grandmother passed away. Go to work like a zombie. Visit new parents and baby with dinner. (Yay!) Sleep hard. Scramble around to get errands and obligations done on Saturday so we could head out of town. Drive 10 hours up to Erie, PA (our former hometown) with Jason’s parents. Visit family. Attend funeral. Eat funeral food (including homemade ranch dressing … I call it “funeral ranch”. It’s good.) Visit family. Sort through grandma’s house. Scan lots of old family pictures. Buy sponge candy and prenzels at Wegmans. Visit our dear friends for yummy dinner. Wish they would move to Nashville. More family visiting, including a stop to visit Jason’s other grandma, our last remaining grandparent. Let her know that we intend to name our daughter after her one day. She laughs and says she never liked her name. (Also my grandmother’s name. She never liked it either!) Drive 10+ hours back to Nashville. It’s so good to be home. It’s sunny and 70º outside today. I have a lot of work to catch up on and much to be thankful for today.

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7 Responses to Radio Silence

  1. Brian says:

    Wow, very colorful period of time! Glad you guys are doing okay and back home safely. See you guys at church!

  2. Char says:

    What a crazy week indeed! So glad we got to spend time with you guys while you were in town! I think anna mae was a very popular name back in the day……My grammy had the same name!

  3. Lorraine Mory says:

    I’m glad you’re back on your blog. I missed reading them. Miss you, too!

  4. Amy says:

    oh my! i did NOT even know jason’s grandmother passed away or i would have tried to get to the funeral home!! so, so, sorry. also sorry you had to come to erie in this horrid, cold icky weather. makes you forget the good, fun weather 😉 ❤ give jay my condolences! (also, congrats on being an aunt!! YAY!)

    • mahlbrandt says:

      Makes you forget the good, fun weather…Hah! 🙂 The services were actually at Grace Church so we got to see Danielle, Aaron, Kathy and Jessy who were all in the office Monday afternoon. I would have said more about going up there but I try not to announce online when we’ll be out of town.

  5. I’m sorry to hear about Jason’s grandmother. I missed that one.

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