Sadly the kids and I will be heading back to New Jersey at dawn tomorrow. My dad passed away this morning.
I was just getting ready to go to the store to shop for the ingredients for lasagna when the phone range around 11:30. I had just showered after an intense exercise bike ride, trying to recoup for time last week while on my business trip I guess.
It was my brother's wife Camille, telling me my dad's girlfriend had called to tell her the news and that the police were at my dad's place treating it like a crime scene and they would not allow her inside.
My brother was in the shower so she was going to tell him and then they would rush up there and find out what was going on. I await his call now.
I told Danielle and we both cried hugging each other, then we headed over to her Mom's house so she could get more clothes. I told the X what happened and then I cried all over again. I cried when I imported the picture above. Obviously I won't have any trouble letting my grief out.
Anyway, I am making arrangements with work and such, the X will be watching Tails for us. Her mom (the X's, not Tails'!) just called to offer support and such which was greatly appreciated.
So, off to New Jersey for a most unexpected trip to put my dad to rest. I'll try and update this post with more details as they become available.