I want to thank everyone for their warm thoughts and prayers. I just don't have time right now to reply to everyone personally, but hope to catch up eventually. Reid and I spent a good chunk of time yesterday coordinating flight plans, booking flights, reserving a car, and finding a hotel in New Jersey. I've also made arrangements for someone to stay at the house while we're gone.
The funeral on Saturday went well and we all came away from the experience feeling good knowing how well loved and respected Jim was among friends and colleagues. It really helped us immensely.
Reid had his core needle biopsy on Friday and had an appointment scheduled to see his doctor yesterday, but they called and said the results weren't back yet. He's been rescheduled to see his doctor tomorrow instead. We've had any potential surgery postponed for now.
Most of our early pictures are slides, but Troy scanned a few for the funeral. I thought I'd share some here. We've had a lot of fun going through the old pictures.
This is Jim picking lemons in Sicily circa 1970. He looks like a kid!
This photo was taken in 1976 in Virginia Beach, VA. By then Reid had joined the family.
I'll be out of contact for a while. There's just so much to do right now. Jim was an accountant and he always paid the bills. I'm wading through everything and trying to pay what's due now. The first bill I ever paid was the funeral bill, but I think things will work out OK. It will just take time. Eventually, I'll be back. Thanks again...