There is so much I could write.
Then today we went to Somerset to see N's mom. He'd really like to move to the country but doesn't know how he'd make it work. It seems that most people here have such a connection to the land and to where they grew up. Me, I avoid Seattle. I know it's a great place but I can't abide the thought of going back. I could live in the country though. Listening to the frogs and crickets as dusk fell tonight was great- I smoked the first of my cigars and found it okay.
Today also my dad called. His older brother died. So I am going there for the memorial. I only get one day funeral leave and the rest I had to take vacation for. I just finished my arrangements. Leaving from Louisville @ 0725 to Seattle at 1230 on Thursd. and then flying back on Mon red eye. That sucks b/c I have the PT test on Tues. at 1600 and will have to drive myself home from Louisville. Also I'll have to drive to Couer d' Alene too. Lots of travel. I did find a cheap flight though and my parents will appreciate greatly the fact that one of us kids will make it. A and I were talking and figured it'd been since '98 that we've been there. I always feel like people who grew up in the East or South generally stay so much closer to their relatives. For me it is even hard sometimes that A is here. It is much easier for me to keep everyone at a distance- literally.