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?
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?
Preventive Check-up On March 22nd I went to the dermatologist for a routine preventive check-up. My interest in getting a heck of my skin started with a kick in the seat of my pants from my late wife. She had been diagnosed with Melanoma Cancer in June 2015. She scheduled an appointment for me with her… Continue reading Lessons Learned from Your Late Spouse Can Save Your Life
Where’s Dad? If you’re in good health and live on your own, your adult children don’t need to know your every whereabouts. They do not need to know everything you are doing. Attempting to do this will drive you and your kids crazy. If you require that level of care there are facilities and services… Continue reading One Way For Grown Children to Keep Track of You
Why Am I Asking Permission? I mentioned to my two oldest children (early 40s and late 30s in age) that I was going to remove about two-dozen family pictures from the fireplace mantle. I guess if I’m honest with myself I was asking their approval for a change I wanted to make. It’s a change… Continue reading When Can I Make Changes?
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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. As a… Continue reading I Ran Out of Groceries
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
The idea for a survival blog for a widower grew out of my personal experience. My wife of over 43 years passed away in April 2018. Even with preplanning the funeral, having wills, and knowing when the bills were due I found myself overwhelmed by grief and the challenge of keeping on keeping on. The… Continue reading Episode 1 – Your Wife Is Going To Die