Well, I'm awake again, it's now really Tuesday morning, not just after midnight!
Bro & G were here last night...they came over around 7 last night cuz we all knew that we needed to get together to deal with all the stuff going forward after Mom's funeral and everything. And we actually had kinda a good time, sharing memories and everything, and I got to hear more about before I was born, everywhere they lived and everything...like Dearborn, Michigan, Battle Creek, Michigan, Massillon, Ohio, Argentina (for Dad's job), then down to here. G was talking about when they were in Argentina, he was 3 (had his 4th birthday down there!), Bro was only 1 or 2, and G was saying that one time when they were down there, they had been out of the hotel rooms, and when they got back, the windows in their rooms had been blown out by explosions in the street! That had to be huge explosions, cuz they were on the 11th floor!!, and then got moved to the 14th! His memory must be like mine, cuz he remembers what floors they were on and everything! He even totally remembers the trip down there, the plane ride took days because they went to New York City first, then to, maybe Cuba, it was before Castro's day. It was a propellor-type plane, and to me, that's amazing! Living in Argentina's amazing too!
Anyway, Bro showed up at the door at 7:15 with 2 huge pizzas and a case of beer, and we settled in to figure out what to do. Bro called Mom's lawyer at home at 9, and set up our appt with him for tomorrow morning, and he had a bunch of notebooks that Mom had been writing notes in for the last few years (neat to see her writing again!), and she had probably had 10 pages of things that were antiques, and she was specific about the things and where they came from...like a glass basket from her grandpa's grandpa!! Wow! How neat! There's all kinds of stuff like that in her house, and we're all trying to figure out how to split it. We're going to start out by doing what Mom & her brothers and sister had done, and all of us sit down and write down the 5 pieces of furniture we wanted the worst, and see how that goes, cuz, who knows, we might not even want the same things. So...I dunno...it's just gonna be a hard thing to do. But, we did have some fun last night, talking about things...G has Dad's car already, and he was telling us how this had gone wrong, and that had needed replaced, and it cost a lot of money...and Bro laughed and said, "You know Dad's looking down and laughing his ass off, like HAHA!, cuz you always buy old-ass cars & fix them!! Even if they're not worth it!!" haha...that's probably true!! G's always been a crazy-ass about cars...I asked him last night how many cars he has...he said "I'm not tellin'" God!! This is my 55 yr old brother!! not 16!!
And I told them about the time in Detroit that our car needed water, when we were on the freeway, a black guy stopped to help us, Dad got back in the car, and Kim asked if he told 'the spook' thank you? Just because he's been referring to black people all through Detroit as that!
Okay...I gotta get ready to go vote, Kev's dad is giving me a ride over there.