Limited Updates – No Podcast for the rest of the week

Yesterday morning I got a phone call about 10:00 am that my father had been in a truck accident. When I say truck, I don’t mean a Ford F-150 – I mean an 18 wheeler. He was the driver, and he flipped it…twice. It was a one person accident, and no other vehicles were involved.

From what I understand about the look of the vehicle, there’s really no reason he should still be with us…but he is. He has a cracked sternum, and he’s going to be living with me for the next several days. He essentially was able to walk away from this accident – but he’s pretty banged up.

As a result of this, I will not be online very much between now and Tuesday. I will be updating the site as time allows (mainly because I find it therapeutic). I know this is an off topic post, but I thought I should explain why the site will have such limited updates and why the podcast won’t be back until next week.

In all honesty everything is really great here, all things considered. For the most part he’s fine, but he needs help with certain things, and we need to do what we can to let the healing process start.


  1. I think your father is more important than the gazette update. I wish you all the best

  2. Your Dad’s very lucky. Tell him I said “get well soon”.


  3. I am happy he made it through.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with both you and your father. As was already stated — he is much more important then regular updates! All of us Macheads out here will be fine for awhile. :-)

  5. Even though I sometimes get mad when you don’t update this as frequently as other days, there is no reason for me to when something like this happens

    Hopefully everything is ok, and he recovers fine from it.

  6. All the best wishes from germany. Get well soon ;)

  7. i’d like to second that. “gute besserung” from me, too!

  8. I won’t be the first but I say stop updating for the rest of the week until he is better. I could care less if I don’t get the AG for a few days as you need to take care of other things. Hope he gets better.

  9. Consider him…and you…blessed. Take care of him…and be patient. :)

  10. glad he’s okay. best wishes for speedy recovery.

  11. Forget the applegazette for a while. Give your father the attention he need. We will understand – take care, and best wishes for your father.

  12. Take as much time as you and your dad need.

    Best wishes from Canada, I hope for a fast and complete recovery.

  13. Sorry to hear about this. No worries though, family is #1. I wish for a speedy recovery for your dad.

  14. “I know this is an off topic post,…”

    That may be, but it is relevant! No matter what, family comes first!

    I wish you and your family all the best. I hope your father gets well soon.

  15. Get well soon to your father and give him all the time you need.

    Wish you all the best and take some time away from AG.

  16. Michael,

    I am glad to see you are there for your dad as he was for you when you had the “boo-boo’s”. You have your priorities straight! Gods speed for a speedy recovery.



    PS-You will be missed! Hurry on back (when you can).

  17. tokyospike says:

    Michael — you take as much time as you need and do what you need to do. We’re not going anywhere. Very best wishes for your Dad & your whole family.

  18. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all!
    Get better Michael’s Dad!

  19. @everyone

    I want to thank all of you for your comments.

    It is incredibly rewarding to work on a site like this, and hear from so many kind people.

  20. My heart is with you Michael. I just read the news. I wish your dad a speedy recovery and I hope everything get beck to normal soon.

    All the best wishes dear Michael.

  21. good luck brother, we’re all pulling for your dad

  22. Take good care of your dad.
    lots of blessings from the netherlands

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