Friday, June 5, 2020

This Week

I am in North Carolina dealing with  my brother's place.  The first day was the worst because  didn't know what I would find. There was residue where he was found and damage from where the police broke in.  But bad as it was, I was okay.  I arranged for a service that does such thing to decontaminate the area.  I started dealing with all his business.  I'm grateful my son came along and has been a wizard at taking care of things.

It's beautiful here with forest of tall trees everywhere. The sky turns a beautiful iridescent blue as it gets dark.  A soft breeze rustles the warm sultry air.  There's sweet tea and lots of barbecue.  The people I''ve dealt with have been friendly and helpful. I haven't watched the news or kept up that much online and it has been easy to push away all that is going on. For the first time in months, I ate in a restaurant.

We will have managed to do what we set out to do.  The door is fixed, tomorrow the cleaning will be done and I have arranged to pick up his ashes.

I am still a little stunned.  A little over a week ago, I never would have guessed I'd be here for this reason.  It is amazing how we rise to the occasion, whatever it is.

4 comments:

chkntza said...

I'm so glad to hear you are ok. I'm also glad your son is there to help and for support. I'm sorry for your loss. You are doing a great job in an unexpected situation. Stay safe.

Linda O. Johnston said...

How amazing that you are finding some good things about such a difficult situation.

Betty Hechtman said...

Chkntza, it was a difficult trip. Wednesday was such a long day, I actually thought it was two days. The hardest part was going to my brother's the first time since it was a complete unknown and I didn't know how I would handle it. Sometimes I surprise myself. I was okay. Thank you for your nice thoughts.

Betty Hechtman said...

Linda, my son was fantastic. We managed to spend a real lot of time together in an emotional situation without getting on each other's nerves. He and I are a lot alike and we tend to stay positive and find something enjoyable even in the worst situations.