I generally try to keep my work on this blog, my work in politics as a whole generally, as separate from my personal life as possible. Sometimes, you can’t help it though and the two end up crossing. I say that because I may be out of it for at least a week, due to the passing of my grandmother. I don’t know how long I’ll be out, but this is going to be a rough time for the whole family. It’s not entirely unexpected, truth be told. She’d been in bad health for a long time and was in and out of the hospital of late. She had actually just come home from an extended stay when my sister found her this morning collapsed on the floor in her bedroom. So I’m going to be dealing with family this week and trying to make all the trains run on time. I don’t know when all this will be over, but it could be at least a week. In the meantime, please understand that right now I have to be with my family as we go through this difficult time, and that I’ll be back to running the show here when I can.