He was 88. It was unexpected. We were close. It hurts a lot.
I got the call on Saturday, Dec. 29. We live about an hour away from Grandfather (who is about 5 minutes from my mom), and we drove a lot the next several days. A lot.
I needed my hands to be busy, but my brain was otherwise occupied.
I finished them last night. I wasn't sure I would finish them, but I did. I'm wearing them today.
The only way out is through.