Well, I'm kinda back! Life's been moving in fast forward lately and don't have much time for Blogging tomfoolery. I noticed that JT changed his location. . . .but I found him. You'll have to hide better next time.
I don't even know how to recap the last month. Let's try.
Moon passed away on July 23rd. Thanks to everyone for their prayers and concerns. It's been very hard trying to pick up the pieces. He did a lot. As he deserved a lot for all he did, a few phone calls was all it took to accomplish the following two things (I very proud that I got this done for him):
- For his 6 years in the Philadephia Police Force - A Police Escort to the cemetary
- For his time in the Navy and Merchant Marines - The color guard blowing taps and presenting my Brother-In-Law with the flag. If taps doesn't bring a tear a the cemetary, your heartless.
Trying to get everything organized for my Mother-in-Law has been (and continues to be daunting) . The man saved everything. Without dwelling on it right now, I decided to honor Moon by doing my top 10 list of things that I came across while sorting through is bedroom (7'x5'. . no lie).
10. No less than 30 clocks/watches of different shapes, expense and age.
9. A present for my daughter Erin that turned out to be the same VCR that he gave her last year. (He lost a box approx 25"x11" in a bedroom closet).
8. Sheet music for the saxophone. Nobody knew that he played the sax.
7. Police Academy Training Manuals from 1955.
6. Every paystub from his years of employee at the Philadelphia Bulletin (the newspaper when under in 1982.
5. An X-Ray bill from when my wife broke her arm as a kid. Price - $7.50 . . . .and he was making payments.
4. His police badge, skeleton key, hand cuff key and gun (We are gong to bronze this stuff and put it on a plaque with #3.
3. His picture from the Police Force circa 1957
2. His ID from when he play minor league football in Philadelphia
1. 8mm film that supposedly has footage of Moon's time on the USS Ware during WWII. I have to find someone that can handle it. I'm terrified to even look at it.
Besides dealing with that and trying to sort out and clean up, work has been incredible. I have been so busy that I go into my little hole in the morning and nobody sees me until I go home. . .well, that's not right. When I go home, everyone else is gone. I've gone from my cushy 4 10-hour day schecule to my 5 10-hour day schedule.
The scary part is that there is an opening for a promotion that closes on Monday. I feel as though, should I be overlooked, I may go insane. Here's hoping!!!!