For those who have been following my various mini-updates, you probably know that I headed down to Philly 36 hours ago for a “family emergency.” What that means, in this case, is that my grandfather had a stroke on Sunday night and immediately into the hospital.
I visited him yesterday, and it was clear that he recognized me, but thats about it. Hes paralyzed on one side, theres bleeding in his brain and he isnt expected to recover in any meaningful way. This has been a bad year for grandparents in Matt-world.
Im on a train headed back to New York right now, where Ill do a couple hours of work and then get on the plane for home. Its seeming like Ill be back in Philly soon one way or the other. Once Ive gotten a minute to plan, I may try to fly back again early next week or something. Well see.