24 Responses to “Radio silence”

  1. Don Linn February 28, 2009 at 8:40 AM #

    I follow your tweets (as suggested by Kassia and Kirk) and always enjoy your blog posts.

    Very sorry to hear about the layoff and am hopeful that something new and better will come along in a reasonable time. It sounds trite, but in the interim, there’s the bright side of family time which, if your life’s like mine, is seldom easy to come by.

    Good Luck.


  2. Michelle February 28, 2009 at 9:46 AM #

    Sorry to hear about the upheaval – I too have been affected already, but in a much smaller way, so I completely sympathize. It’s hard to believe what’s happening right now and I really hope that the prez’s plans are able to help many many people! On another note, I’m completely jealous that you have Kindle 2 and now another Sony to play with! I’m still lashed to my computer monitor, downloading my pdf’s! Finally, I hope that when you were in Vegas, you stopped in at Margaritaville – there’s nothing like walking around with a 2-foot tall raspberry margarita to make it feel like Vegas (at least to me!)


  3. Rosie February 28, 2009 at 9:54 AM #

    Can’t think of any words that are adequate right now, but to say you are in my thoughts.

  4. Nicole February 28, 2009 at 10:19 AM #

    Speaking of relatives from North Dakota, mine are here too. Well, the in-laws. Small world.

    *hugs* for everything that’s happening.

  5. Bookwormom February 28, 2009 at 10:46 AM #

    :sigh: So sorry to hear about the sudden layoff. I hope Josh finds something new soon.


  6. Maria February 28, 2009 at 11:22 AM #

    Terrible news, Angie. I’m sorry. But you guys will make it. Hang in there, hon.

  7. jaq February 28, 2009 at 11:36 AM #

    Sorry to hear about the lay off, Angie.

  8. Wendy February 28, 2009 at 12:15 PM #

    I’m so sorry to hear about Josh’s job! Not that anyone is ever happy to get laid off – but when it’s “unexpected” it’s like a double-whammy. Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt. Scary times right now…..

  9. Lori February 28, 2009 at 2:05 PM #

    I’ve experienced the layoff the comes out of the blue and know how awful it is. I hope that things go well for your family

  10. Dana Marie Bell February 28, 2009 at 2:52 PM #

    I’m so sorry to hear about Josh’s job! My brother-in-law just got laid off last week, a month after he got promoted. His company decided to cut one person from each department, and since he made the most money they decided he was the one to go from his. Totally unexpected for him, so I can sympathize with your shock. With any luck they’ll both find something soon, but in the meantime you’re in my thoughts.

  11. rebyj February 28, 2009 at 2:52 PM #

    I look forward to hearing how the Sony 700 performs.

    My thoughts are with your family as well, I hope your husband finds something soon!

  12. azteclady February 28, 2009 at 2:53 PM #

    Oh man, that just… sucks. I’m keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers; hopefully something else, better, will come along. Hang in there!

  13. Susan Helene Gottfried February 28, 2009 at 5:39 PM #

    Ugh. Sorry to hear Josh’s news. I hope he’s able to make lemonade by having really good quality time with your daughter, and that something better will come along fast.

    Have fun with the 700… I’m eager to hear what you have to say about it. Since you introduce me to the Sony at RT last year, I’ve been coveting one.

  14. Albert Taylor February 28, 2009 at 7:31 PM #

    I hope this job loss turns out to be an opportunity in disguise.

  15. Ann February 28, 2009 at 8:40 PM #

    I was sorry to hear that Josh got laid off, hope something better comes along.
    I’m interesting in hearing how the Sony performs, although I’m still thinking of getting the Harlequin Anniversary edition.
    Hope you have a good weekend.

  16. catie February 28, 2009 at 8:55 PM #

    I’m sorry about Brian losing his job. 🙁

  17. Lesley March 1, 2009 at 1:31 AM #

    So sorry to hear your bad news! I hope he finds something quickly!

  18. ms bookjunkie March 1, 2009 at 8:36 AM #

    Yep, the bad news is spreading across the Atlantic, too. A few days ago I was talking to my uncle on the phone and he said that the company he works for has been affected – they’re going to be taking extra unpaid ‘holidays’ when the company decides it’s time. A couple of days ago the government announced that we’re officially in a recession. Duh! (Like we haven’t noticed the layoffs and all the talk about the recession…) Another one of their bright ideas is to raise the retirement age. Whoopee! Looks like by the time I hit that age I’m going to be 80 before they allow me to retire. 😕 But that’s in the future, I should be okay for now. Unless I get hit over the head with a ‘surprise’.

    My thoughts are with you guys.

  19. Annmarie March 1, 2009 at 9:21 AM #

    I’m sorry to hear about Josh’s layoff. If he isn’t, he should be on linkedin.com It’s a good networking tool. Several of my friends have used it recently and successfully networked for a new job.

  20. Melani Blazer March 1, 2009 at 1:37 PM #

    (((((Angie and family)))))
    Will send out prayers and good thoughts.

  21. Lori March 1, 2009 at 4:09 PM #

    Oh, Angie. I’ll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck.

  22. Elisa Jakowski March 1, 2009 at 9:49 PM #

    I’m sorry about Josh’s job 😕 One of my best friends has been laid off from jobs twice in the last nine months (ish). It was a bummer. The good news is that even though some places are cutting costs (read: cutting employees), there are others who are hiring.

    Here’s to the job hunt adventure.

  23. Grace Draven March 4, 2009 at 3:55 PM #

    Sorry to hear about the news, Angie. When my spouse was laid off a few years ago, it felt like I’d been sucker punched. Even when you expect it, it isn’t easy news to hear. Keeping my fingers crossed Josh will find something soon.

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