Yesterday was another extremely busy day (I guess like any other day). The sounds of construction were heard throughout the house for over twelve hours as Michael and Son push through the basement renovation. We were also visited by two news organization, one a local newspaper and another a regional television broadcast. I was happy to give the interviews for two reasons: 1) Michael and Son deserves any publicity I can send their way for their kindness, and 2) It keeps Ryan’s story relevant.
Yes, happy to accommodate… but it’s really hard on me. I’m called upon to recount the past (nearly) 21 months in a brief amount of time. I never leave the interviews without a great deal of sadness that stays with me for days. Anyhow, that is where I am now emotionally. I call it a “mental hangover”, and people seem to understand what I mean by this. Doing the interviews is like taking multiple shots (say, 21) of hard liquor that I’m sure I’ll be paying the price for later. An mental hangover, for sure.
The segment I embedded below was aired yesterday evening on WUSA. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to watch the segment when it originally aired but did find it on the stations website.