5 pillars vs. 10 commandments
Today was the final day of cleaning his apartment. I also got done much of the miscellaneous estate dealings. All the ducks are in a row concerning everything that I could get done in the state of California with the exception of probate court for the banks to determine that I deserve the money in his accounts.
At night, I was treated to dinner with my father's friends. We talked a bit about my father and had some nice memories about him. Overall, it was a nice moment and I can see why my father chose to live here so many years. Santa Barbara definitely is a show filled with characters.
The last time I saw my father, I was 21. I came to California mainly to hangout with Allen but I figured that I should see my dad while I was so close.
Allen drove me up and is actually the only one of my friends to ever meet my dad. We all hung out and had a meal and then Allen left for L.A. again. This left my father and I. We went out and had a beer together at a bar and talked about various things that were on my mind. I got to here his side of the story of the situation with my mother and him. We talked about life and where I was heading. He said I was approaching the most difficult time in my life because it was the time where I needed to decide what I was going to be doing and how I was going to be doing it.
The next day I left. It wasn't that I didn't want to spend time with him but at the time, it seemed more appealing to spend time with my friend instead of my father. Plus, Allen and I had some unfinished business concerning the "Price is Right" and Bob Barker.
We never did get on "Price is Right" but I am glad I got to see my father one more time.