Sellin’ The Estate

It’s been quite the process.

I’ve dealt with grief, loss, funeral planning, obituary writing, eulogy delivering and coming back to a (mostly) empty house and working to return to normal life while settling THE ESTATE (it feels like that in my mind)- whatever that is. Normal life, I mean.

I’ve sent boxes and boxes of material to the Butte Public Archives, explored all the nooks and crannies of this enormous old house, hired an excellent appraisal service, had a lot of great help from Ken and my friends, and lived with the anxiety that having price tags on everything in the house entails.

But now it’s time.

We’re having the estate sale next weekend, Sept 24-26th from 8am to 3pm daily. Click here for the flyer and a preview….

I think I’m ready to let go of all of this stuff- and it’s considerable. But I’m not going to watch the process, I don’t think I could stand it, so I’ll be in Billings helping the Yellowstone Aids Project with their Fall Retreat.

“To live in this world, you must be able to do three things:
to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones
knowing your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes
to let it go, to let it go.
~ Mary Oliver

In The News

Sars’ obituary is up- took me forever to write it, but I think it worked well. You can find it here.

The Montana Standard also did a more in-depth community piece here. Yeah, that’s me in the middle-almost 20 years ago!

As for me, I’m doin’ alright. I’ve slept a bit, have a relatively easy day- my “type A” came out yesterday and got almost everything done, so I’m off for a run, then a haircut and off to Bozeman tonight for Ken and Men’s Group.

Thanks for the prayers and thoughts of support and love. they are deeply appreciated.