I got a package from dad today. It was a box full of pictures, old legal papers regarding my birth and adoption. newspaper clippings of my mom’s death and other interesting things. I really enjoyed looking at some of the stuff. There were current pictures of my father now, at 61 years old. spoke with him a few times today. It is really nice to be building a relationship with him for the first time. I also spoke with Karen today. She and Madisyn are doing well. My father was talking about coming out here to visit with me and Mike. That would be so cool to finally get to meet him and that he is willing to come out here speaks volumes to me. No one in my family is willing to come to Seattle. Mike just headed into the other room to lay on the sofa, and fall asleep. the cats all followed him out there. I may be paranoid but I think they blame me for the earthquake. They won’t come near me since the quake. the rats on the other hand LOVE me! Well enough of this entry.. I am tired and heading to bed. More tomorrow.