i'm going back to brady saturday and am taking off work monday and tuesday. it'll be nice to get away from here. although it'll probably be somewhat emotionally draining because i'll be seeing linc and ash in austin, then my parents and my grandmother in brady.
i'd not talked to ash much in some time. both he and my brother have called me numerous times since the friday i found out. i had a lot of good times (and some not so good times too) with ash since we met in college. he and i get along well...it's just pretty comfortable. there aren't many people i've run across in my life that are like that for me. i miss some of the good times that he and i shared both in college and when we were both working for lockheed martin down at nasa/johnson space center.
i've talked with linc quite a bit since this happened. i know through the years he's wanted to be closer to me, although i don't think either one of us are all that great at being close. he's better at it than i am though, i suppose. maybe this will facilitate some new level of friendship/brotherhood.
my parents...well, they're my parents. they want the best for me, and they don't want to see me hurt. it kind of makes sense what position they'd take on this matter.
and my grandmother...haven't told her yet. i guess i'll tell her this weekend. that should be interesting.
i'm also taking my old motorcycle (1994 kawasaki vulcan) to my brother. it'd be worth about $2000 if it were in good shape, it's worth about $1000 in the shape it's in, and it'd cost me at least $1000 to get it in street-ready condition. so i told my brother i'd give it to him if he wanted to take on the task. he's wanted a motorcycle for some time, so he chose to take it. i sure hope it doesn't turn out to be an albatross around his neck. he said he'd found some people who would help him work on it, and he's take the motorcycle safety course to get his license. i hope it works out for him.