Home, Sweet Home

by Renee on August 16, 2015

PDMany weeks into this journey, and Paul is finally home. At least for the next couple of weeks, between chemo treatments. He’ll be readmitted to Seidman Cancer Center at the end of the month for round four. I am so glad he will be able to regain some strength here–enjoy his own bed, spend time with the dogs, allow me to spoil him a bit. And he’ll get to spend a little time with Matt mattbefore he heads off to his freshman year at Marquette University. Matt is attending as a pre-med major. We couldn’t be more proud.

Ali already had to say her goodbye to Paul, last week. She is back at Boston College, for Aliher senior year as a Secondary Education and English major. She’s training to be a Resident Assistant in the dorms. We’re very proud of her as well, and can’t believe how fast her college years have flown by–seems we were just sending her off for her freshman year. We are empty nesters! (And in other happy news–I’m a Nonna and Paul is Papa to my stepdaughter Elizabeth’s new baby girl, Isabelle, born 8/16/15!)

As these situations sometimes make things more clear, I’ve come to realize that I need to take my sideline business of beer a little more seriously, and make it my main business. It’s truly my passion. Recently I poured New Albion at Chuck’s in Chagrin Falls, and telling the story to craft beer lovers reminded me how much I care about sharing this beer. Hoping to spend more time on The Brewer’s Daughter Beer Company and New Albion Brewing Company Ale in the near future–look for us to expand our offerings with Platform Beer going forward. Clarity is a wonderful thing.

This recent article that highlights the beer scene in Cleveland had this to say:

“However, the city’s biggest coup might have come from Platform Beer Co., which not only brews its own line and runs an incubator for aspiring brewers, but brought pioneering California brewer New Albion into the fold.”

Pretty cool. Cheers to getting home, spending time with the ones you love, leaving home and spreading your wings, and finding out what’s important in life.


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Another Renee August 16, 2015 at 9:09 pm

I’ll toast to that!


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