Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hello My Friends

I suppose I should title this post "Weekly Update"

Since we last spoke life has been very emotional, hectic and tiring.

My husband's brother was found dead in his Little Rock home.  There were 4 brothers (now 3).  None of the brothers are now married.  The deceased brother had no children.  What I'm trying to say is that I am the only female in the immediate family.  The condo had to be packed and moved out of in the two week period they so kindly gave us.  Men don't do well with this task, if you know what I mean.  Boxes were needed, drawers of papers to disposed of, general cleaning of dishes and clothes.  It's been fast and furious.  It seems like every time we try to complete the task it grows even more. 

Tomorrow will hopefully be my last trip to Little Rock.  The piano mover (yes, he owned a beautiful baby grand ) will come to transport the piano to Mississippi to my stepson's home.  It should be interesting to see the movers take the piano from the 8th floor of the condo.........

No will has been located nor a lock box.  I encourage everyone to have a will or at least make your wishes known to to a friend or family member.  It has not been easy to imagine what brother would want us to do with his belongings, most of which are very valuable.

I hope you all are having a peaceful week and hope to visit everyone soon!  I miss you!


18 comments:

Betsy said...

Oh, Nanny! I'm so very sorry! What a huge job, not to mention the emotional stress. And I know you're wanting to spend time with that new grandbaby! BIG HUGS to you. xo

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so sorry for your loss - may God give you peace and strength. blessings, marlene

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I'm terribly sorry about yours & your husband's loss... God bless you all, including remaining brothers!

Just take it easy & don't overdo it, V! =)

Solar Powered said...

I know how hard this past week has been...thinking of you and love you.

tootie said...

How very sad! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Michelle said...

So sorry to hear about your family's loss. And, you are so right...men do not handle these tasks well. Going through a person's belongings is a huge task. Best wishes to you dear.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Nanny, I am so sorry. I know this has been hard on you and your hubby... You are right: People need wills... It would help so much in the end...

Yes--moving that piano would be hard... Yipes...

Prayers for you and the family.
Hugs,
Betsy

Amanda said...

Oh, Nanny! My heart breaks for you all - I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope your last trip goes smoothly and that you get the final details wrapped up. Sending hugs and lifting you all up in prayer. xo

Deb said...

so sorry for your loss...your right men don't handle things like that well...they are lucky to have you...hope all goes well....

gigihawaii said...

Aloha from Hawaii!!! I can imagine the emotional upheaval that you and your husband are going through. It is good, though, that the piano is going to be enjoyed by someone else in the family. Your brother-in-law would have preferred it that way.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I am so sorry, Nanny. I wish I were there to help you. Bless you, dear friend. And, I agree with you about the will statement; we all need to have one. Sending you big hugs and prayers. blessings ~ tanna

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So sorry to hear of your BIL's sudden passing. That would be a hard situation to deal with and sort through. The older I get, the more I realize that stuff is just stuff. It might have importance to us while we are here but can't take it with us. Celine, who is the Indian lady who takes care of our front office at school lost everything in a home fire a couple of weeks ago and her helper died a week later from her injuries. Everything certainly can change in an instant. Wishing you all the best. Blessings, Tammy

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

WHOA! Sorry Nanny! You have a new grandson to attend to! Hope it ALL gets done very soon. And, condolences to all on the loss.

LOVE and HUGS!

Nancy Wyatt said...

So sorry for your loss, they are lucky to have you to get through this. Hugs from Conroe, Texas

Gypsy Heart said...

I am so very sorry. I know this has been difficult for everyone...especially trying to determine how to distribute his belongings. I fully agree re: having a will, a DNR if that's your choice and letting family know your preferences.

My heart goes out to you!
xo
Pat

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news, Nanny.My deepest condolences.

I know it was a hard task for me to pack up my Mom's house after her passing. I was fortunate to find a charity that took quite a bit and I did an estate sale for some of her belongings after I divided up what was sentimental among my family. My Mom had a will but it was still a difficult task to divide material goods.

Kay said...

Oh my gracious, Nanny! I am so very sorry. What a terrible, stressful time you're going through. I'm thinking about you and sending you all my aloha.

dkzody said...

So sad to lose a loved one...even with a will, it's still a lot of hard work if there isn't much family. A close friend died in November, and having only two friends, it was left up to us to clean out the house, or as the attorney said, "make it disappear." He then took over the house and sold it. It didn't even cover her debts. Wishing you well as you trudge through this difficult time.