August 1, 2006


My father passed away today, so I won't be posting for a few days. Or if I do, it won't be funny. Or if it is, it will be the kind of inane, giddy funny that you use to set off the constant sobbing.

Now that all the joy has been sucked out of the room, feel free to continue with the smart alecry here while I'm gone. By the time I'm back to read it, I'll be ready for some laughing.

16 comments to “Hiatus”

  1. Joel says:

    RHM, I’m very sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to you. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. If you need a distraction, you know where to reach me. Don’t hesitate to give me a buzz.

  2. sweaver says:

    Best to you and you family, Amanda. Never easy to lose a parent.

  3. Matt says:

    Thinking of you in this difficult time. From a first-time commenter and long-time reader, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. DevilsAdvocate says:

    My sincerest condolences.

  5. JinAZ says:

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. We’ll all be thinking of you and your family.

  6. JD Arney says:

    I’m really sorry to hear this Amanda, all the best to you and your family.

  7. KC2HMZ says:


    I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.


  8. redbirdbrain says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this…. Take care.

  9. Red Hot Mama says:

    Thanks, you guys. It’s very nice to come home after a long day of “making arrangements” to find that so many people care enough to drop a comment. I appreciate it. 🙂

  10. SuperBarry11 says:

    I rarely post here, but I’m a faithful reader. I just wanted to pass on my condolences. Your family will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers!

  11. Sorry to hear that. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you.

  12. Daedalus says:

    My condolences and sympathies to you and your family.

  13. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about that. Good wishes to you all.

  14. I’m so sorry, hon. You’re in my thoughts.

  15. Red Hot Mama says:

    Thanks again, everyone. My posts are likely to have a twinge of poignancy for a while yet, but as of today, I’m back. And really looking forward to sweeping the Cards to overtake first place.