After the “desk” incident, my father never brought it up again. I’m assuming (or more than likely hoping) he read his texts the next day and realized that what he was saying to me was uncalled for was embarrassed about saying all of that to me. It was Christmas time, I had talked to my dad a few times in between and he seemed to not be angry with me. I did not get a chance to see him on Thanksgiving because I went to visit my mom (who was still living out of state with my grandmother).
Anyway, my girlfriend and I (who I had been dating for six years at the time) have always had hectic holidays with bouncing from house to house to visit both sides of our families. So, on Christmas Day, we went to her mom’s house and my girlfriend’s little brother wanted us to go to their grandpas house. But, she told him that since we saw her grandpa the night before, we had to go visit my dad and then my mom (my mom was at my uncle’s house for the holidays).
So, we left and arrived at my father’s house around 3PM – present in hand. I knocked on the door. No answer. His car was in the driveway, so I knew he was home. I tried to open the door. It was locked. My key no longer worked since he changed the locks after he kicked out my brother. So, I knocked again. No answer. I called his phone. No answer again. I did not understand why he would not answer the door or my calls, I told him the day before that we would be there around this time. So, we ended up leaving there and went to my uncle’s to see my mom.
I tried to call my dad a few more times and sent him a couple of text messages wondering if everything was OK. No answer. In fact, no one had been able to get a hold of him all day. Finally my phone rang…