How to Survive A Grease Fire In Your Oven

Scary Flash Grease Fire The picture is not my oven. However … I had a terrifying flash grease fire in my oven this past Sunday. I had been broiling burgers and had a “boom” and flames shooting out from around the oven door about a foot on all sides before dying. The fire was hot… Continue reading How to Survive A Grease Fire In Your Oven

6 Tips on Figuring Out Your Bills for Widowers

6 Tips on Figuring Out Your Bills for Widowers The Way We Were I married my senior year of college. When I graduated from university, I received a commission as an officer in the US Army and was selected for active duty. I soon found myself gone from home on training assignments or lengthy deployments… Continue reading 6 Tips on Figuring Out Your Bills for Widowers

Running Out of Groceries

EPISODE 3 Buying Groceries Tuesday, December 5, 2017, was the last day my late wife went to the grocery store and purchased groceries. It’s not unusual I would remember a date. She usually shopped on a Tuesday.  She worked retail for over fifteen years for the big box retail store based out of Northwest Arkansas.… Continue reading Running Out of Groceries

What Bills Do I Owe and When Are They Due?

EPISODE 2 The Way We Were Before my late wife and I married, we went through premarital counseling. A treasured part of the process was a couple of session on budgeting. We listened to the instructions. We talked about the process and our priorities. Finally, we set up a simple budget.  The person leading the… Continue reading What Bills Do I Owe and When Are They Due?

How Do You Fold Fitted Sheets?

EPISODE 1 Fitted Sheets Did you know 27,000 men a month Google how to fold a fitted sheet? (1) Yes, they do. Google never says if even one man succeeds. I know I haven’t succeeded in folding the sheets. Instead of appearing neatly folded, they look as if they were wadded up. My efforts seem… Continue reading How Do You Fold Fitted Sheets?

Episode 2 – The Challenges of Cooking

Cooking One of the opportunities I have daily in my new normal as a widower is cooking most meals. Going out to eat every meal is not a realistic option for me. Dining out is cost prohibitive for doing it every day. Special Diet-requirements About the time my late wife was going on hospice care… Continue reading Episode 2 – The Challenges of Cooking