As part of looking ahead at my calendar (something I haven’t done for a few weeks), I came across these two Recurring reminders in the future:
- Anniversary in two weeks
- Call Dad: Birthday tomorrow
OK then…I won’t have to worry about buying an anniversary present this year.
I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but last year, one really big hint that I might have marital problems came when my runaway wife and I shared Valentine’s Day cards. Usually hers was very sweet and moving.
Last year, we bought identical cards:
– Mine had nice thoughts for her in it.
– Her card for me had my name in it. And nothing else.
Nonplussed is just one word that applied to my feelings at the time.
It’s sad to think I won’t ever call my dad again. It’s also sad to tell you that he messed up his Will and now there’s going to be a minor legal battle that will upset everyone involved. It doesn’t help that my brother lives a million miles from anywhere, has no home phone, and his cell phone has no service at his home. The only way to contact him is to leave a voice-mail (if his mailbox isn’t full) and wait for him to get into town to pick up his messages. Or send a letter. He doesn’t have a PC or e-mail. (As you can see, he and I live rather different lives. For one thing, his involves a LOT more beer.)