Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Untimely death

A good friend of mine, age 49, passed away unexpectedly 2 weeks ago.  Her husband died of a heart attack 2 years ago. Her son asked me to help with her estate.  She had owned her own business.  I'm not sure I can describe the house I walked into.  She did not have a will.  She had not sorted, organized, catalogued, labeled....anything!  It took 5 people working 10-12 hours per day for 5 days to even make a dent in her home.

It got me to thinking.  I downsized last year from 3700 SF to 1100 SF, but I sure need to downsize again!  Why is it we like so much stuff?  Why is it hard to part with what we have?

This week, I'm taking a few days to clean and sort, organize and perhaps get rid of stuff.  I know we all have things we never use.  Time to let go of them.

On the other hand, the moment I let go of something....I will want it or need it.  :o)

Then just as a humorous side....is this like holding onto a diabetic spouse?

Sorry, I couldn't resist!  LOLOL!!!

DW - finding humor in her everyday life