Has it only been a week since my last post?! It feels longer than that, a lot longer. I found out on Thursday evening that my general manager passed away that afternoon. He was not only my boss but also a friend. He was like that grumpy, cranky uncle that is actually a teddy bear deep down inside. Yeah, that was Tony.
He walked around the office (coffee cup in hand) with a perpetual frown on his face but his laugh came easily. And as much as we all complained about his triftyness (he was in charge of the company's financials) and grumpitude we are all going to miss him a lot.
I learned that he died sitting by his pool with his dog next to him with a smile on his face. That sounds about right. I think the only place he'd be happier would be on the golf course.
It's been very draining and difficult coming back to work this morning. We are all grieving and trying to work at the same time. Needless to say, I don't feel much like working.