It has been three weeks, and it still isn't real. I know he is gone, but at the same time, I know he is here.
The garage is almost empty, I gave his son all of his tools - he especially wanted them because of all the work they did together using those tools. For me, other than specific tools that Mike bought for me (and his drill), I would rather just buy myself new tools.
The kids went through the Monopoly games (he collected them)choosing the ones they wanted and the music boxes. I am waiting on deciding on what of the remaining items I want to keep.
I had to give away the majority of the cake pans because I don't think I will be making elaborate cakes in the future. That was a "him & me" hobby that I don't think I can continue by myself.
For the most part, I have been trying to get all the required paperwork & stuff done - it is simply amazing how much you have to do after someone passes. I haven't found anywhere that gives someone a true list of what you need to do when someone passes. I can find a lists that stated things you have to check out - credit cards, Social Security, cars, insurance, etc - but not a list of the more unusual things. Stuff like: Veterans benefits for wife, COBRA, transferring remaining FSA funds, etc. Maybe I should create that list....
Immediate plans for the future is buying a new smaller house and then selling this house (it is WAY to big for me and holds too many memories). After that, I don't know - maybe starting a business (though I don't know what). I so know that I probably want to find a grief group,and then maybe a church - though most churches are "too religious" for me.
Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.Judy