And no, using an LJ client is not the answer, so please don't suggest it. I can't use an LJ client on my work computer. And yes, I could have typed it into Word and copied it, except I didn't expect it to be such a long entry. I was expecting "dad came for dinner last night. Got to meet Julian and see the house. The visit was nice and I'm glad I got to see him" and that's about it. So there.
Anyway, my dad came for dinner last night. He got to meet the kid. He got to see the house. He had some good suggestions on how to make the kitchen tolerable (if not more functional) for less than $40K. A lot less. And we talked. And then he left. But it was a very nice visit.
So that's all you get! Because sometimes LJ is mean!