Find Me in Florida Again.

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My life after Easter: now I have to get ready for an estate sale after my father-in-law’s death in November

So how many flyers am I going to put out today? I need to get a hold of everyone who knew my father-in-law Harry. This means going to around all the places in his town that knew him: the VFW, and other clubs– people who knew him.

And then there’s the issue of explaining something. I have to explain that a garage sale at an estate sale are two different things. Because that they have a regular garage sale because he was 87 when he died. Most of the time people would discard just about anything that someone has accumulated and market it cheaper than it should be. That’s why there’s a lot of 50 Cent. items that many garage sales have after someone dies.

When you go to a museum, you don’t see stuff from the era when these people lived. Everyone sold it for $.50 and they got rid of it and it is up in the trashcan. That’s why I decided to try not to accumulate a lot of things. When I go, my notes have instructions on how to read them. Will
be no doubt as to what to do with them.

So, here I go this morning to everywhere. So you say what you do for a job? I was on sabbatical after enduring my husband’s illness with diabetic nonsense. Then, it was entering my father-in-law’s illness just as I was about to start a contract job. Round-the-clock is what it took to take care of both of them. I mean take care of them. They needed medicine things at the store. It was just that I love during work hours so I passed on that contract. I wasn’t hurting and didn’t need the money right off the bat. I have a lot of years work experience. I’m shaking my head because even after 30 years, some things are more important: people in your family.

Now, my husband has survived his bout with diabetes. But, my father-in-law is gone. But it never fails, people do ask that question. Hopefully after this nightmare of the house and taking care of the house and selling the house is over, I can go on to my other aspirations. I was teaching from quite a while and writing for quite a while for many years. I’m a serious writer in more ways than one. And I hope possibly to go on for doctoral degree. Why not?

But let’s take care of this estate sale! Need to get the word out around here. But then there are a lot of people say could you just do that on Saturday? No they don’t know that after the sale on Friday and Saturday we’ll make more than most people make all week! Another thing I hear — isn’t it a glorified garage sale? No, it is not. Garage sales have junk my pop in law did not.

That’s why this is important. So, after this, my husband and I – we are going to be celebrating our anniversary soon. But I’ll talk about that later. That’s going to be a great travel entry into this blog. I can’t wait to show you all! Stay tuned because it involves all the south Florida attractions.

After the sale this weekend, I would like to turn this blog into more of blog and word about literature and travel. It is. After it is all almost 11 years old. I want to move on from ultraconservative Catholic garbage. Going to try very hard not to go there!

But I have to ask whether or not anyone should have to deal with the estate of a parent and be the sole survivor in family that has been obliterated, I don’t think that would be a good thing to ask anyone to have to go through at any time. In my case that is the case with my husband’s mother died, his two brothers died and his father died.

Most people of only maybe lost their grandmother. Get it??? Of lost a lot more so has my husband.

So I’ve been helping him. It was a personal decision. I am married & committed. Given the fact I’m not financially hurting in any respect. I have no chosen to do it . I’m doing what I’ve always wanted to do: two writing projects. I have to actually finish both — one has 300 pages and the other has about close to 200 depending how I space it.

So, I’m off to the newspaper to put the classified ad in and run around town by traffic I think if you all. What are you doing after Easter?

Oh yeah I need bagels. I’m in list mode. Taking orders of two everybody else wants so, email me and Twitter and let me know. I might deliver in my heart. All this, how I can say I did this entire blog on my iPhone this morning.


Author: findmeinfloridaagain

I am a middle aged lady who is married 16 years. I grew up here in the Tampa Bay area. I am from NYC and LongIsland. I met my Chicago husband here. We have many adventures here and consider most viewpoints and love dialogue on all topics. Dialogue brings understanding and understanding brings hope.

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