Hay, you two. No problems. Better late than never.
Na. It is becoming a little better now.
The next step is to survive the funeral. But there are so many family and friend coming, that we wil have as muc support as we can handle.
The BIGGEST step will be deciding what to do with his property.
I presume, although it is too early to talk to his Auntie and Sisters about it, that I will inherit his Tamiya/Revell model helicopter collection.
Point is, Lisa and I have just have NOT got the space for 50+ plastic helicopters and 100+ fire appliances (Fire engines).
BUT I really can NOT bring myself to simply "throw them in the trash". They ARE him. They are what he WAS, a model builder.
To "get rid of them" is to me, as if I am throwing out everything he held dear.
THAT will be the crunch point.
I DO however, have my beady eyes FIRMLY fixed on his camera and collection of lenses. As the only other "photographer" in the family.....
Just a pity that, at this point in the history of computing, he chose to spend upwards of 2,000 Euro on FILM cameras(!) And only a year or two back.
They are now worth, literaly, about 200 Euro. WHEN yu are lucky and can sell them privately. M idea is to try and part exchange the kit for a digital camera.
Does any one know if the lenses from a film camera can be used on a digital? (Given that the fittings are the same)
Oh. And I have landed with the family "speech".
I have decided I will use one of the quotes from the Havamal;
"Cattle die. Kinsmen die. But the good name of a man NEVER dies". I have just got to think how to "introduce" it.