I've just been blindsided by the news that my uncle has passed away, and with two days notice have had to scramble to make arrangements to get down to Virginia, so I'm off for a few days. It literally came out of nowhere for everyone, he passed away in his sleep from a heart ailment that he apparently had no idea he had. Not that he lived a healthy life, nor a virtuous one, but it's always sad to say goodbye, and he wasn't that old. It really makes you take step back and think about life and remember the important things.
Finding a convenient, affordable way to get down there wasn't easy, and as it turns out, I'm going to drive. It's going to be brutal, and in the end, I have more than enough excuses to not go (i.e., my family, the distance, the late notice, the lack of communication with family), but really feel there is no excuse when it comes to family. I need to go and show my respect.
This is going to be yet another adventure at a time when I've plenty of the stuff to chew on. Until the next time, thanks for reading.