Monday, October 15, 2007

Bad Morning

My uncle passed away this morning. He's had a bad heart for awhile now. He was only 46 years old. He had his first heart attack at 36 years old and had a procedure done that gave him 5 years max to live and he lived for 10. He was one of those guys that had his idiosyncrasies but was such a great guy. He had something that he could relate to with everyone. For me it was music. We would talk music all the time. He has an amazing vinyl collection with unopened copies of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and The Beatles' White Album just to name a couple.

He lived across the street from me with my dad and my grandma and this morning was really rough. I went over there at 7:30 as soon as I heard and it was a rough sight, but we're hanging in there as a family and we'll get through it. I know this is really hard on my grandma...he did so much for her and that was her baby. Same goes for my dad...they had their fair share of fights, but that's what brothers do and in the end, they were best friends.

Work sent me home with stuff to "do at home" and told me they'd pay me for the day. I really lucked out with this job. I know that it's a good one and I couldn't ask for a better supervisor. So I may be a stranger for a couple of days and wanted to explain why I may disappear. I owe a couple of book reviews and they'll come in due time.

24 comments:

Stephanie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Being with your family is the most important thing right now.

Take care of yourself!

cj said...

Chris -

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care of yourself and them, especially your grandmother.

cjh

DesLily said...

Really sorry for your loss Chris. I am glad he outlived what the doctors told him though.

Take care of Grandma..she probably needs it the most of all..

Hugs to you..

Court said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. My thoughts are with your family.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss. Life sure can throw you a curveball sometimes.
Stephanie
thewrittenword.wordpress.com

Chris said...

So sorry about your loss, Chris. That is just way too young.

Chris said...

Thanks for the thoughts everyone, they mean a lot! You guys are incredible.

Les said...

Chris, I am so terribly sorry to hear your sad news. My goodness, he was young. Be gentle with yourself in the days to come and know that your friends are thinking about you.

Bookfool said...

Oh, Chris, I'm so sorry. Hugs to you. Take care of yourself and come back when you're ready.

Kim said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Chris. Losing anyone special in your life is always tough.

My thoughts are with you and your family. *hugs*

Darla D said...

Oh, Chris - I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs from VA!

Chris said...

Thanks guys..or gals, I should say. The kind words and hugs are much appreciated. I wish I could give you all hugs back, but cyber hugs will have to do. You're all the best!

heather (errantdreams) said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad to hear your supervisor is being supportive. Take as much time as you need---you know we'll all still be here when you get back.

Nymeth said...

I'm so sorry, Chris :( Hugs for you and your family.

Cath said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle, Chris. You take care.

Rhinoa said...

I'm so sorry for you and your families loss. It's cool he got some extra time than predicted, but still pretty shitty. Will be thinking of you.

Debi said...

Oh Chris, I'm so sorry! So glad the folks at work are so understanding...you really should be with your family. It's great that you all have each other so close to one another. Take care of your grandma, and take care of yourself, too! Again, I'm just so sorry! Big hugs...

Chris said...

Thanks everyone! Today's been much better. At work right now. I think the funeral's going to be scheduled for Thursday. Thanks again. Your words mean the world!

Melanie said...

you and your family have my good wishes. things like that can be so tough to handle i hope you all make it through ok

Becky said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, Chris.

Chris said...

Thanks Melanie and Becky :)

Robin said...

Dear Chris,
I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Robin

Carl V. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Chris. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Chris said...

Thanks Robin and Carl. Means a lot you guys :)