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"HER THING" - Diary of a Prisoner's Wife

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Maria Lindbloom is the wife of Gunner Alan Lindbloom, former "gangster" and mob associate who spent 13 years in prison who was paroled in July 2016. Since October 2015, ten months before he came home, Maria began recording her personal diary entries in audio format. Listeners can get a glimpse of what life was like for Maria before Gunner's homecoming, leading up to his release, as well as their life afterward. All recordings are dated and are actual diary recounts as recorded at that time, with minimal editing and name omissions to protect the privacy of individuals. For those who aren't familiar with Gunner, he's published two successful fictional novels about the Detroit Mafia, launched a clothing line called "OUR THING" Apparel, and has told many of his own personal stories on his YouTube channel. Maria's passionate about her marriage, her faith, her homestead, and her health, and all of that is chronicled here in detail for listeners to enjoy.

Maria Lindbloom is the wife of Gunner Alan Lindbloom, former "gangster" and mob associate who spent 13 years in prison who was paroled in July 2016. Since October 2015, ten months before he came home, Maria began recording her personal diary entries in audio format. Listeners can get a glimpse of what life was like for Maria before Gunner's homecoming, leading up to his release, as well as their life afterward. All recordings are dated and are actual diary recounts as recorded at that time, with minimal editing and name omissions to protect the privacy of individuals. For those who aren't familiar with Gunner, he's published two successful fictional novels about the Detroit Mafia, launched a clothing line called "OUR THING" Apparel, and has told many of his own personal stories on his YouTube channel. Maria's passionate about her marriage, her faith, her homestead, and her health, and all of that is chronicled here in detail for listeners to enjoy.

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United States

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Maria Lindbloom is the wife of Gunner Alan Lindbloom, former "gangster" and mob associate who spent 13 years in prison who was paroled in July 2016. Since October 2015, ten months before he came home, Maria began recording her personal diary entries in audio format. Listeners can get a glimpse of what life was like for Maria before Gunner's homecoming, leading up to his release, as well as their life afterward. All recordings are dated and are actual diary recounts as recorded at that time, with minimal editing and name omissions to protect the privacy of individuals. For those who aren't familiar with Gunner, he's published two successful fictional novels about the Detroit Mafia, launched a clothing line called "OUR THING" Apparel, and has told many of his own personal stories on his YouTube channel. Maria's passionate about her marriage, her faith, her homestead, and her health, and all of that is chronicled here in detail for listeners to enjoy.

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English

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Episodes

"Her Thing" - Episode 34: November 20, 2015

4/10/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: The beginning of this audio recording made me laugh so hard as I edited it. I talked about how on the surface at the high level, my life was pretty boring. I lived by myself, worked from home, didn't go to an office, had no friends really, and was basically a hermit cat lady. But if you zoomed down to the micro level, my life was a hot mess! Case in point, I woke up on this day to a call from the local county sheriff's office, conducting a phone investigation into some of...

Duration:00:25:33

"Her Thing" - Episode 33: November 19, 2015

4/9/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: So clearly I had made the decision to continue looking for a new place to rent, since I was only on a 3 month lease. I apparently had found a good place in West Branch that I had told Gunner about, and made an appointment to go see it. For some reason I just felt compelled to find something else. So I also put an ad out on Craigslist and Facebook looking for a rental, and got a few bites. I even started contacting some real estate agents to see if there were any empty homes...

Duration:00:24:35

"Her Thing" - Episode 32: November 16, 2015

4/7/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: I for the life of me cannot figure out whether I'm supposed to remain status quo and be grateful for the blessings I have, or continue to try to make change for the sake of bettering our housing situation. The same goes for my job and career. It's really tough sometimes as a Christian to have that wisdom and discernment, to be able to tell what the Lord's will for us is. I still had a lot of growing to do, and I wasn't sure I was hearing God's voice. I make an example of...

Duration:00:21:28

"Her Thing" - Episode 31: November 15, 2015

4/5/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: I had to record a little preface to this episode, because clearly I lost a couple of files. Whatever happened to my recording for Saturday, November 14th I have no clue. That missing day was the day I went out to look at that barn house, and unfortunately it just did not work out. The owners wanted to sell outright, and I wasn't in a position for that. Plus, there was no cell service or internet, which wouldn't work. So, I had to eat a lot of crow, apologize to my landlord,...

Duration:00:24:25

"Her Thing" - Episode 30: November 13, 2015

4/3/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: Well... I had a few back and forth emails with my landlord, where he insisted the tax issue and foreclosure were none of my business, and that I needed to pay my late fees and my rent. On a whim, I called the county to see if there was any update, and sure enough, he'd sent his father in to pay all the owed taxes. So the home was taken off of foreclosure status. Only... he never told me! That made me SO mad! Sorry for the language in this recording, folks. I was not a happy...

Duration:00:17:58

"Her Thing" - Episode 29: November 12, 2015

4/1/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: While I was good spirits in this episode, I still struggled with the direction I needed to go in next. I profoundly stated that I was trying hard to trust God, and that I "didn't want to fight something that's meant to be, nor fight FOR something that isn't meant to be." So I started poking around the Craigslist ads, which as you'll come to find out was the start of a long, frustrating journey to find a new home. What do we finally end up with in the end? You'll have to...

Duration:00:20:50

"Her Thing" - Episode 28: November 11, 2015

3/30/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: I realized that Gunner's homecoming is coming up quickly, and so I implement "Operation Maria Get Hot." LOL I stepped on the scale for the first time in two months and was dismayed to see that I weighed 168. Only four months earlier, in July, I was at my healthiest and lowest weight of 145. But I wasn't discouraged. I knew what I had to do: sprinting, intermittent fasting, and nourishing my body. I also still struggled with the house and the foreclosure situation....

Duration:00:15:14

"Her Thing" - Episode 27: November 10, 2015

3/25/2021
Sorry for the delay, folks. We had nice weather this week, and Gunner and I played outside every moment we could! IN THIS EPISODE: This one's a doozy. First I start off by talking about the power of positive thinking and affirmations, and how I use essential oils for aromatherapy. Ultimately, I believe in the power of prayer far more than I believer in the power of positive thinking, but regardless, the timing was perfect for a big order to finally land at work. Then I talk about a phone...

Duration:00:26:01

"Her Thing" - Episode 26: November 7, 2015

3/21/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: I recorded this on my way home from the airport, after my trip to Charleston. I provide some details about the conference, what I did, how the trade show went, etc.

Duration:00:20:40

"Her Thing" - Episode 25: November 3, 2015

3/19/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: I recorded this on my way to the airport, finally heading out for my work conference in Charleston. But I have a crazy story to tell. My landlord wanted me to mail my rent rather than send it electronically, and I was all out of checks. So I stopped at Walmart to pick up a money order. But somewhere along the way I lost it. My plan was to hang onto the rent in lieu of the news that the home is under foreclosure, but in case my landlord ended up paying the taxes and asked...

Duration:00:10:36

"Her Thing" - Episode 24: November 2, 2015

3/17/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: After finding out that my new rental home is in foreclosure, I called the county. The gal there said not only had my landlord not paid anything down on the amount owed, but he hadn't even been in contact to make arrangements. But, they did say that only one year was owed for back taxes: 2013. The year 2014 and 2015 were paid. So I was conflicted, not knowing whether he intended to pay, or not. Also in this episode, a friend of mine found out her cat has cancer. She just...

Duration:00:23:24

"Her Thing" - Episode 23: November 1, 2015

3/15/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: Well, the hits just keep on coming. Just as I get my first paycheck in the new place and pay off all the bills from the move and my old house, I come home from doing laundry to find a foreclosure notice on my new rental home. When I texted my landlord to find out what was going on, he went off on a rant about some back taxes owed because the county found out about a non-homestead status and told me to give them the finger. After consulting our friend Billy, I understood...

Duration:00:23:45

"Her Thing" - Episode 22: October 30, 2015

3/13/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: I finally get paid! YAY! So I talk about all the things I need to pay for, and the errands I need to run before I go away on my work trip to Charleston. I have nothing to eat, and I’m trying to figure out what to make. I’m against the chicken soup idea because I’m so tired of eating noodles at this point because it’s just tearing my stomach up. I indulge in 4 or 5 calls with Gunner as a celebration. I also tell the funny story of how I finally manage to get that mouse...

Duration:00:27:04

"Her Thing" - Episode 21: October 29, 2015

3/11/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: Two main things occur in this episode. For one, I had a freak out moment in the middle of the night when something TOTALLY CREEPY invaded my sanctuary, thanks to my cat. And secondly, I found out when Gunner was supposed to have his parole hearing, and it was disappointingly farther out than we had hoped. And I realized, too, that it was at the same time I was scheduled to be out in Los Angeles at a work conference.

Duration:00:10:43

"Her Thing" - Episode 20: October 28, 2015

3/9/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: Well, at this point I'm as broke as a joke only a few days away from payday, and that means scraping the bottom of the barrel with regard to food in my pantry. I'm eating pasta and packaged soup and old bagels and that means I'm really starting to feel the negative health effects. I talk about the rejection I got from the job I applied to, and the potential of another job posting I found online. And I discuss how my current employer made us all do a group projection and...

Duration:00:22:01

"Her Thing" - Episode 19: October 26, 2015

3/7/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: Once again I find myself feeling totally unwell and lethargic. Even though a previous doctor suggested that I might have Lyme Disease, I didn't realize then that it was something that would have lingering symptoms. I just thought it was something you caught once, took antibiotics to get rid of, and then it was gone. But clearly my poor body was going through something, whether it was the Lyme or some other virus, or just the effects of stress and poor nutrition. I continue...

Duration:00:26:32

"Her Thing" - Episode 18: October 23, 2015

3/6/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: The main thing I talk about here is my frustration with one of my best friends, who has a habit of spoiling her children. She lets them stay home from school whenever they want, and allows them to do and have whatever they desire. This is very different from the way I would parent, and while I'm usually the kind of person that can bite my tongue and not say anything, my tolerance level is pretty low at this point and I couldn't hold back a retort about the fact that they're...

Duration:00:13:55

"Her Thing" - Episode 17: October 22, 2015

3/4/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: I wasn't quite convinced that I had Lyme Disease, and to be frank, I wasn't exactly sure what it was. But I knew I had some kind of chronic condition or virus, and the symptoms really sucked. I wasn't sure how to get my mojo back. I was stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, and physically depleted. But I wasn't depressed or in a dark place. I just wanted to get my energy level and focus back. Gunner suggested that I talk to my doctor about going on Adderall. At the time, I had...

Duration:00:15:06

"Her Thing" - Episode 16: October 21, 2015

3/2/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: Well, I'm down to my last $30 as I head into "town" to do a tiny bit of grocery shopping to tide me over until payday. I dive into the fact that the last six months have been nothing but stress for me, especially with the latest drama with MDOC over Gunner's medical situation. I tell the story about my last visit with Gunner in prison, how the front desk never called me back to the visiting room even though I knew he was in there waiting for me. And the ending to this...

Duration:00:17:20

"Her Thing" - Episode 15: October 20, 2015

2/28/2021
IN THIS EPISODE: My stress and frustrations hits a peak as I find out that they sent Gunner to have an overnight sleep study, when he was really way overdue for a follow-up at his ENT doctor. I tell the backstory of how something happened that not only triggered a retinal vein occlusion (blood clot or narrowing of the veins in the eye) but also caused chronic facial and sinus pain and pressure in and around his nose. The poor guy had been suffering for nearly two years, and we just...

Duration:00:14:10