We all managed to get some sleep last night. Sometimes it helps to be exhausted. Who knew?
Today was the day for phone calls. Folks rang us, and after one attempt to call for some information, my Mother in Law turned the phone over to me. We now have it set up to go deal with the paperwork over at the funeral home tomorrow.
Later in the afternoon, one of Mom’s friends came over to stay with her so KoshVader and I could run some errands in town. It turns out that the Post Office parking lot over in Big Oak Flat has just enough cell phone reception to make some phone calls and check your voicemail. When we got back to the house, we got to play with a cute little Terrier dog. I’ve forgotten her name. It’s something like Twinkle or Twitter. Either way, she’s the cutest little thing. Quite the licky pup. She certainly lightened the mood around here.
Once they left, the rest of us decided that we couldn’t deal with being in the house any longer, so we went out for dinner. We drove out to Sonora, but we ended up going back to Jamestown and eating at The Willow steakhouse. On the way to the steakhouse, we actually passed the Funeral Home that we have to go to tomorrow. Good thing, as we had been trying to picture where it was. Now we don’t have to stress about that part. The food was really good and the atmosphere fabulous at the restaurant. The building was from 1862, as I recall. Anyway, just down the street was a house that had gone all out for Halloween.
Don’t worry, Linds. We got pics for you. KoshVader took them, so they are much less likely to be blurry.
At this point, we’re home again. The television has gone back to its sports-programs-as-background-noise job. I’ve hijacked the phone line to try and catch up on a few things. It’s hard to wait until the night to go online, but we need the phone line free during the day.
Tomorrow, we go back to Sonora to finalize the cremation plans and fill out paperwork. At some point we need to start working our way through the other paperwork after we get the death certificate. For one thing, my Mother in Law needs to write a will (as does my husband. I already have one. Come to think of it, I need to get my fella Life Insurance, too. His father didn’t have any.) We all need to sit down and make notes on what we want in the way of final plans. This whole situation has reminded us that death can be sudden and unexpected. It’s just better to be prepared. The Boy Scouts have that part right.
Thank you to all of you who have commented and e-mailed. I’ll try to keep you updated as connectivity permits.