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I arrive at the church, and it's very churchy- all gray stone and stained glass windows. My brother and his wife were married in this church in 2005; I didn't like it then and I don't like it now. This made my mood even darker as I stepped inside and went into the pastor's office.

My brother had told me earlier not to mention to the pastor that I'm an atheist, or he would try to convert me for at least two hours. The man was only a few years older than me; his office was filled with books, a playstation, and Marines memorabilia. Apparently, he had been a sniper or sharpshooter or some thing. I sat down in to a surprisingly comfortable leather loveseat just inside the door, and quietly listened while he and my brother discussed what needed to be discussed. I looked around the room, and noticed one brightly-colored book with the title "The Gay Agenda: What You Must Know!" (It may have been this one). Apparently being an atheist is not the only issue the man would have had with me. Still, I was a guest, so I remained silent, and polite.
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I'd rather not go through that again.

I also put up our tree:

Tree 2012

And there you have it. November in a nutshell.

Yay!

Sep. 9th, 2012 08:40 pm
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Dad went home today. His lungs started clearing up on their own, so no needle drain for him.

Hmm

May. 7th, 2012 07:09 pm
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Quick update- Dad looks terrible. But I don't know if that's because he's so sick, or because it's the first time in 40 years I've seen him without a beard. And it's the first time period that I've seen him without hair!

Every time I look at him, I think of this:



I am so going to hell ...

And is it odd that I frequently do or say things in a conversation, and in my head I think, "This is going to end up in a column!" and file it away?

That's probably going to get me into the second circle of hell, at least.



Anyway, I spent the day moving all of my stuff from the old farmhouse (all that is still good, at least - I found my James O'Barr collection of signed books! No idea where the signed prints are, sadly.) It's 9 pm here; I'm still on Wyoming time so it's 7pm to me, and I have a computer to fix and other work to do and I have no idea when I'll find the time to wrap my head around the fact that this may be the last chance I get to see my father alive.

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It's Sunday morning, 1 a.m. I'm working the hotel and I have drunk wedding guests that I've had just about enough of; the next time I have to talk to them it will be with a local sheriff at my side.

Ahem.

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Jinx surveys his domain.


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Crap, it's late, and i have work to do. Gonna wrap this up for now.
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It's Sunday morning, 1 a.m. I'm working the hotel and I have drunk wedding guests that I've had just about enough of; the next time I have to talk to them it will be with a local sheriff at my side.

Ahem.

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Jinx surveys his domain.


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Crap, it's late, and i have work to do. Gonna wrap this up for now.

Dad

Aug. 9th, 2011 11:26 am
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 Talked to my dad Sunday. He's going back soon for his 30-day check up and medication injection. While there is still no time frame given for his survival, the latest bone scan pretty much shows the cancer is everywhere- ribs, back, knees, etc. Considering all the small health issues he's had over the years with borken ribs, bad back and knees hit with chainsaws, he said it's possible that he's been in pain from the cancer for a long time, and just didn't know it, because everything already hurt.

He's taking the one-year anniversary of mom's death pretty tough. Additionally, his girlfriend's dog died over the weekend. So, while he's trying to stay upbeat, he's pretty beaten down. Wish there was more I could do from 2,000 miles away. About all I can manage is to pre-configure a wireless router for him to set up once I send to him, so he can get netflix on his new tv wirelessly.

(I misspelled broken by accident, but borken fits so much better I left it.)

Dad

Aug. 9th, 2011 11:26 am
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 Talked to my dad Sunday. He's going back soon for his 30-day check up and medication injection. While there is still no time frame given for his survival, the latest bone scan pretty much shows the cancer is everywhere- ribs, back, knees, etc. Considering all the small health issues he's had over the years with borken ribs, bad back and knees hit with chainsaws, he said it's possible that he's been in pain from the cancer for a long time, and just didn't know it, because everything already hurt.

He's taking the one-year anniversary of mom's death pretty tough. Additionally, his girlfriend's dog died over the weekend. So, while he's trying to stay upbeat, he's pretty beaten down. Wish there was more I could do from 2,000 miles away. About all I can manage is to pre-configure a wireless router for him to set up once I send to him, so he can get netflix on his new tv wirelessly.

(I misspelled broken by accident, but borken fits so much better I left it.)
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Today is my parent's 45th wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad.
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Today is my parent's 45th wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad.

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