I've been away the last couple of days because Uncle Charlie passed away this week. Uncle Charlie was the Beast's uncle and also a priest. He lived at St. Anselm's in Brooklyn and now that the viewing, funeral mass and burial are over I say that I've seen more of Brooklyn and Queens than I ever needed to.
It was an exhausting two days, and I have a full day today at work, so I probably won't be posting again until the end of the weekend. The Beast's parents are still in town and will hang with us for a day or two before driving back to N.C.
Charlie's death was sad, but such a blessing, too. He was in such pain and discomfort toward the end that I think we're all relieved that he's no longer suffering.
We'll miss you Uncle Chuckles, but we know you're in a better place.