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

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

Maria Lindbloom is the wife of Gunner Alan Lindbloom, former "gangster" and Mafia 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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July 26, 2021 12 min

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Well, in true narcissist form, when I didn't respond back to my former-friend's text, he ended up calling me. I was a little apprehensive that he'd be all cold and distant and on the defense, but he was actually really relaxed and chill, and we ended up spending almost two hours on the phone catching up. It was good to talk to him, and we both managed to put all the past anger and resentment behind us. W...

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We got a huge ice storm on top of the 2+ feet of snow that dumped on us, but I had to go into town and take my laptop to FedEx and do some laundry at the laundromat. I had my last day of work and start my new job in two days. I talk about all the things I have to do before I leave for Berlin in a week. And I also talk about our friend Billy, who has always, always considered us family and who always, always take...

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Chores, chores, and more chores! And lots of snow and cold. And my beef continues with the "friend" who told me to toughen up and suck it up and not complain about the snow. She expected me to apologize to her, and deleted the homesteading group we were in.? Is it any wonder I prefer the company of my cats to people? And how is it my fiance in prison is the most happy, sane, well-adjusted person I know??

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Wow, out of nowhere a house popped up that was absolutely perfect for us. It was everything we had wanted: plenty of space, really remote, in an area that I liked, and empty. The only catch was that it was a foreclosure. But the price was pretty decent, at $169,000.? Problem was, though, I didn't have the credit to buy a house, nor a down payment. Yet this house was owned by a credit union that was willing to wo...

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We got dumped on over 2 feet of snow, and of course, I was totally unprepared. I had no food in the house, no shovel, and no one to plow me out. The neighbor across the street who plowed me the last time it snowed was out of town, and so I scrambled to find some help because I needed to be able to get out of the house.

Also, two new houses popped up on my radar, but I had decided not to tell Gunner about them and get...

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I have two stories of really SUCKY people who irritated the crap out of me on this day. And I don't hold back! Let it rip, Maria!!

Or... is it just that I have a bad case of PMS? Have a listen, and decide for yourself.

And just for the record, Gunner is STILL LIKE THIS to this day. It wasn't just because he wasn't because he was in prison, because I know some people might say that. I swear it's just hi...

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Well, I'm a sales person at heart, and I know how to best negotiate deals based on need. When Gunner begged me to go back to those people that dismissed us as potential renters because of his felon status, I knew the only way to get them to talk to me was to offer them money and appeal to their financial need. So I came up with a creative way to entice them. Will it work?

And also I share some news that the broth...

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HEY, ALL! Sorry for the hiatus. I took some time off for a summer vacay and to do some work around the property and in my garden. I couldn't resist the summer sun. Plus, work at my job the last two weeks of June was insanely busy. But I'll be back on the Mon/Wed/Friday schedule with the next episode posting Friday morning.

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A huge moment for us as Gunner finally got approved for his surgery! You wouldn't b...

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Now that the holidays were over, it was time to give my boss notice and let her know I'd be starting a new job in a few weeks. Always the classy lady, she took it in stride and was very understanding and professional about it. Although she wasn't all that keen on bringing my friend on in my place. But she was still trying to process the news, and would see how things would go. Of course my friend, who tends ...

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Well, it finally happened. The lady I had spent 2 months trying to rent a house from took the coward's way out and decided to ghost me and not get back to me at all once she found out that my fiance was a felon. Since I couldn't get a hold of her, I called her ex-husband to ask what's going on. He told me that she had a problem with him and wouldn't rent to me. While I did understand her concerns, I ...

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So in an effort to save face, build my self-confidence back up, and to ensure that my fiance isn't believing the lies, I sent him a Jpay explaining the whole thing of what happened and where I stood with my former best-friend-turned-narcissist. So here in this recording, I read that Jpay from start to finish. Forgive all the censored bleeps, I'm just trying to keep names out of it. The most ludicrous part of...

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Well, I had been prepared to have a nice, quiet, relaxing New Year's Eve but those plans got thwarted when my old narcissist former-best-friend reared up once more and attempted to plant seeds into my fiance's head that I'm crazy. Gunner told me that he had called him to wish him a Happy New Year, and the guy once again brought up my supposed "crazy" jealousy. If any of you have known someone wit...

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*Sorry for the hiatus, friends! We had so much work that needed to be done after Memorial Day around the homestead that I needed to take a bit of time off. But it was time well spent. We've got a bunch of raised vegetable garden beds planted (lots of tomatoes!) new landscaping and flowers, a new greenhouse, and some new trees planted, too. I appreciate your patience as you waited for the uploads to resume. Just in time for the ...

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With Christmas finally done and over with, I'm now looking towards New Year's. I had my first weigh in and found myself in the exact same place I was a year previously. I talked about how frustrating it was to be so far from the grocery store, and how I was still determined to move. But most important, I recognized that in 2015 I did a crappy job of managing money. I was about to start a new job, and so I wa...

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My Christmas episode: I made the determination that my new diet pills were messing with my mental state, and I made sure to tell Alan to keep an eye on my personality. I had read on Google that they could cause anxiety and depression. I had a better day, though, and spent some time sitting in the sun in front of my picture window, reflecting on the times over the summers in the wilderness where I went for walks on t...

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Oh, my heart breaks listening to this episode. It was Christmas Eve, and my power had gone out in the early morning hours because of a wind storm. My house was cold, dark, and very, very lonely. I got weepy as I talked about how lonely it was spending yet another holiday alone, by myself as I waited for Alan. Thankfully, this was the last Christmas that I'd have to spend that way. Now as I edit this episode, I j...

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I got the job! I talk about how the trip out to Boston went, how I rocked my presentation, and how I had an offer letter that next day, which I accepted. Now I just had to figure out how to tell my current boss, which I was dreading. My plan was to hold off after the New Year, and based on year-end meetings and discussions about the uncertainty of the direction of my role and the company, I did feel a lot better abo...

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I'm on my way to the airport for my flight out to Boston, totally frustrated and sick. First of all, I had an episode in the middle of the night that only happened once, 3 years before. My larynx closed up to only a pinprick sized hole, and I couldn't breathe. I woke up panicked and flailing and gasping for air. Thankfully, the episode subsided quickly but I couldn't fall back asleep. I had woken up with...

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On my way to go get a new battery at the dealership, I talk about my preparation for this interview and my nervousness that I'm not going to get the presentation right. I'm also bummed because I woke up with a cold, and I was all stuffy. My flight is scheduled for 2pm the following day, so I'm running around getting things done. I love this episode because I talk about what it means to not worry, and how...

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A little extra episode for listeners this week, since this one is so short. It's just me in the car talking about the funny Christmas card Gunner sent, and how excited I was to get his letter. And I talked about how I sent an email to my potential new boss and told him that based on his integrity and taking the time to call me the night before, I decided that I would go all in and give this presentation my focus...

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