sorry i've not posted any work...not done any lol. we have a lot going on what with taking our daycare back after our trip to england and the death of our dad. i made a trip back over on the ferry last weekend to my sisters. We just sat up for ages sorting through all his paperwork and belongings and seeing what needs taking care of. Thank goodness he only has about $1000 in debt between his visa and electrical/phone bill. Because he has a loan limit of $12000 available on his card! Between us sibs we are going to pay $20 each here and there til it's sorted. We aren't legally required to pay it ourselves but his estate is. And he didn't have a LOT apart from his motorcycle but the things he did have really remind us of him so we don't want to sell them to pay of his card. Like for instance, he lived quite moderately in his house but had a bunch of bike (motorcycle) helmets. Every photo of my dad on his bike he's there with his thumbs up. Each of us sibs got a helmet of his and at the service we are going to take a pic with them on (the group of us) with our thumbs up
I've been dealing okay off and on. It hurt most when we found a photo of him (a very recent one) with his "Ride For Jesus" bike crew. They were all in Christian shirts at some convention. That's the dad I knew before he went all angry and petty and we stopped talking years ago. So it sucks knowing we could've maybe had a decent relationship again. I was in England when my sibs drove the 10 hours to his house and got his belongings in boxes so I had no idea what I would find when I went to my sisters last weekend. I thought maybe some general things of his like a book and an ornament or something. They had a big box set aside for me and it had a lot of things in it I had made him over the years. My fave was this motorcycle drawing I did when I was 14.....report cards of ours...even a church newsletter article I wrote years ago and had mailed to him. And photos galore too. We have scanned them all and made disks for each of the sibs and then kept the photos of just us for ourselves and putting the rest in albums.
We are still waiting on the toxicology report as they don't think it was a heart attack afterall. He had sleep apnea and didn't have his mask on when they found him so he may have left it off on purpose :confused:
We are having a service for him on his birthday next month. He had a lot of really pretty photos in his collection that he had taken...some scenery, some with his motorcycle in the foreground and gorgeous mountains in the back...anyway we found a phone bill with a business number we didnt recognize and we called it. It was to a photo contest on the news. So I am changing all those scenery photos into postcards and we are going to mail them out at his service to random addresses all over the world so his photos have a chance to be seen Just a nice way to commemorate one of his loves really.
Anyway I think I've babbled on long enough. I have a funny page of him I am doing this weekend so I will post that soon eough. Thanks for being there girls :bigarmhug: