Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Longest Week

I know, it's been forever. I haven't much felt like blogging. I wanted to, just didn't feel like it. But I'm here now so I can catch you up on all the craziness manifesting around here.

About a week ago Aaron and I were going to say 'fuck it' and head out to Donahoe just to poke around and get a feel for the area. Well, figures that's the day my mom decides she's just got to get up to the church functions she's been missing. Of course by the time she gets back my sister'll have to go to work so *whoops* no van. Didn't matter much anyway because while she was at church my mother-in-law called with the absolutely shocking news that her husband (not Aaron's dad) had just died. Just up and died! So then we get to try and track down his sister at work and let her know what's going on.

Hours of calls and crying and confusion later it is decided that Aaron and Autumn are going to drive out to Mississippi and pick up their mom and take her up to North Carolina to take care of whatever business needs taking care of before coming back here. All of 'em, coming back here. Now, I would figure that as many people die every day that the process of wrapping up loose ends and such would be a pretty straightfoward, easy-to-follow system. Not so! Not at first anyway. I would also figure that as many people die every day that people in the business of dealing with death would be more compassionate than greedy. Also not so.

So the process started out slow with liars and unhelpfuls around every corner. Then, as is often the case, once the unsticking started the rolling ball gained momentum. A little online searching and on-phone roughness finally began to yield some results. Now, a little over a week later, they are having a small service. Tomorrow packing up what's coming with and hopefully starting the trip back on Monday.

So what have I been doing with all of my free time? Cleaning. Mostly. Dealing with my mother, taking care of the animals, trying not to butcher dinner. And staring at Donahoe, TX on mapquest. My biggest wish being for nothing out of the ordinary to happen. It's Saturday so there's nothing on TV. Guess I'll go play Metropolismania while I wait for my crops to grow. lol *sigh*

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