I made a beeline for Kansas yesterday morning to spend some time with my dad while my grandma — his mom, and my last surviving grandparent — lies in a nursing home about two hours south of here watching the last few days of her life tick away. We’re going down to see her tomorrow; I had wanted to go today, but I chose to stay here with my dad instead. It’s been a good day.
Before my mom left this morning to go down and be with Grandma, we talked a lot about stuff of mine that was still left in the basement. I knew I had some random things down there, but the last room I occupied in this house suffered water damage a few years ago and I thought most of what I had left down there had been lost to the water. But, there were about six boxes of stuff down there – old comic books, papers I wrote in college, the notes from my Fundamentals of C class.
I loaded it all up in my car and will drive it home; it’ll be fun to go through that stuff, throw the vast majority of it away, and relive the “me” of the late 1980s and early 1990s for a few hours. I’ll post the really good stuff on here.