yay. i missed my family. no, i *really* missed my family. but i'm home again. grandma's safely in the ground next to grandpa. mom's a slow motion train wreck in progress. she's more alone now than she has ever been. the house is bigger and emptier. so that's not good. we're kinda waiting for her to decide to move out here to california to be nearer to us and the grandkids. she started doing art again. just some sketches. but they're pretty good. even if she did spell her name wrong. she says it's the first initial of all of her three last names. plus some H-shaped shadows. but it sure looks like she dropped a letter from her maiden name. heh. course i won't just let it go, man. payback for all those years of uh what? taking really good care of us when we had nothing. yeah. timmer for asstard of the year.