Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Is It October Yet?

Is it October yet? man what a summer. I'll try to summarize here (actually I'll make a list) of the major events of the last six months or so.

May: Mom's 75 birthday
May: Talk at IPHS meeting, COMPEX,  on Northwest Side Postal History
May: Uncle Paul winds up in the hospital
May: Start new job at Saint Benedict Technology Consortium/Archdiocese of Chicago
June: Aunt Ela arrives from Houston
June: Uncle Paul dies, funeral
July: Stamps for Kids at Gospel Fest, Bronzeville
July: Claudia's cousins: Wolfgang, Paulina, and Leon arrive from Germany
August: Wolfgang and Paulina leave, Leon stays 3 additional weeks
August: Short trip to Toronto
August: Leon leaves for Germany
August: Dad winds up in hospital
September: School starts, work days increase
September: Dad in nursing home
September: move Dad's stuff from apartment
October: breathe