I’m back from New York (state). Everyone, including me, always assumes New York City, but I was in the northwest part of the state.
My reflections of the trip, in part, will remain memories and reminiscence with my brother and daughter – whom experienced the trip along with me.
But, I will say that I feel a lot better having done it. It wasn’t creepy having the ashes over my TV, it was more of a nagging insistence that there was something I still needed to do.
With the conversations I had with my brother, and the strange (small) adventures we had, I came to realize that the trip epitomized everything that my father intended for us to do. Some of it IS the journey – not the destination. Apologies for being so cliche, but there are times when it comes in handy.
Today I spent most of the day cleaning up and getting organized. It’s becoming apparent that I need to prep my house for “party mode” again. I stalled out somewhere last year, but it’s time to restart it.
Also picked up my first Apple product (since our old 80′s Apple Macintoshes – which are only a distant relative to today’s machines). Managed to mangle up my music organization, which could have been prevented by reading some directions first (D’OH!).
But, the stereo is now prepped for “Party Mode”, which is a good start for working on the rest of the house.
Also, got some new booze. Which I have affectionately dubbed, “Glory in a Glass”.