While sitting here awaiting the arrival of the first Monarch Butterfly and Ruby-Throated Hummingbird I decided it was time to seriously address some of those more somber matters one has some responsibility of addressing at some point in their life. That is especially so if you end up at some point without a spouse. In my particular case with no children, it is even more critical that I address the issue. Admittedly, I have procrastinated long enough.
So for the past two weeks I have been working on my Living Will, Power of Attorney and my Last Will and Testament. I have also been talking with a few funeral homes comparing the costs of my burial and working on pre-arrangement plans along with taking care of getting a headstone for my grave.
My grandfather bought a family plot in one of Little Rock’s older cemeteries back in the 1940’s so deciding on a cemetery and purchasing a plot is the one thing I did not have to be concerned with.
I suppose when you live alone the biggest challenge when dealing with this subject is organizing your important documents and associated materials in such a manner that someone knows where they all are and can make heads or tails of them at that time and not find themselves mired in a living nightmare which could certainly be the case. Doing that along with an extensive details on how your household is run and maintained is extremely important and time consuming, especially if you become incapacitated at some point and are not able to take care of yourself. Not a fun project but certainly one that has to be done.
Hopefully all this will be finalized over the next week or so and then to paraphrase a very famous quote from the very popular movie “The Shawshank Redemption”……
“It will then be time to get on with living or get on with dying!”
Just thought I’d post a brief note to address my blogging hiatus. Oh, I even did a “draft post” to be posted when I do meet my demise which will be posted by one of my sisters. How cool is that!!