I'm going to be short and succinct.
I've just returned from the hospital, where I was discharged an hour ago. I was there since Wednesday, hospitalized for acute bacterial gastroenteritis. This is the same thing that kept me from going to BEA; I've been ill for twelve days now, although I'm now recovering.
I am taking off all next week, on doctor's orders, to rest.
What makes this a very, very bad week, however, is that my grandmother passed away early Friday morning. This is my father's mother, Molly Rappaport, and she was 96. She had a massive stroke in her sleep, sometime early Thursday morning, and she was just gone. Physically there, but mentally gone, and so on the doctors' advice, they let her body run down naturally.
I did not get to go the funeral on Friday afternoon, as I was still in the hospital. Due to a Jewish holiday, we're not even sitting shiva for her for a full week; we have until 3pm tomorrow afternoon.
I know that she had a very long life, and a very rich one at that too.
But she was my grandmother and I still have a need to grieve.
For that reason, as well, I'm also taking off all of next week. I'd like to ask, very respectfully and very politely, to be left alone. Thank you; I appreciate it.
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