Faithful Whatnauts might have noticed an unexpected lack of episodes for the last couple of weeks, and also might be wondering what’s behind the sudden disappearance, and relative radio silence about it beyond a brief couple of tweets last week. The reasons for our disappearance come down to what I’m sure everyone expected: Real life intruded, and we had to take a step back for a second. On a mundane level, I was dealing with a sick dog and a sick wife simultaneously, but far more importantly, Jeff’s dad was very sick and passed away this weekend. We went back and forth about whether or not we’d try and do an episode last week, as much from the “Maybe a distraction would be good” angle as anything, but circumstances conspired against that happening.
As things currently stand right now, we’re planning to try and record again this week with the intent of having a new episode next weekend, but as I’m sure you can all understand, this is a tentative plan that might change. Both Jeff and I have been really grateful for your patience and understanding during the break, as well as feeling (unreasonably, on Jeff’s part) guilty about not updating everyone on the situation sooner, but I hope you can forgive our uncertainty and nervousness about sharing details earlier. We hope to be back soon, with something resembling our traditional snark and perhaps kinder words to say about Walt Simonson’s Fantastic Four; until then, really, thank you all for sticking around even while we’re not saying anything.