DAY 6 @sharrislaughter #ADayInMyLife #RRBC @RRBC_Org 30 Day #Blogging Challenge 2023

Saturday, January 7, 2023 @7:30 PM ET

DAY #6

I’m off to a late start today being that it is clean up the house day. I blend a protein drink and relax for about an hour before getting started. I really do dread housecleaning. Finishing up by mid-day is the goal.

I take a break to respond to blogs coming in during the 30-day Blogging Challenge. There is more activity today than I have seen since Day One.

I take another break to watch my favorite documentaries and movies on YouTube and Netflix. Then its back to the blogging again.

I check on Victor. He’s still out of sorts since his mother’s passing. It seems that there was no planning because he can’t find anything to help finance the funeral. How is that possible? Gwen had her stuff together from what I could see from knowing her. As a single parent she raised and educated Victor so that he could land a great job and take care of himself. And nothing seems to be left behind to finalize his mother’s final resting place. I gave him a lead to follow to see where it takes him. Hopefully, things will work out. This is not good.

Lank and I have put together our assets and a will and what to do when the time comes for us. It’s something everyone should do. I have seen horror stories from people I know who did not leave a will or instructions behind. You have to think and plan these things. There is no way around it.

I got such a late start on this blog so I will sign off and see you all tomorrow.

Shirley Harris-Slaughter

About Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I love old buildings and history. That's why I ended up writing about the history that surrounded me all of my life - "Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community." Plus our church had closed and the school is torn down, so I felt it was imperative that we preserve the history or it would be lost forever.
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13 Responses to DAY 6 @sharrislaughter #ADayInMyLife #RRBC @RRBC_Org 30 Day #Blogging Challenge 2023

  1. Linda Mims says:

    Great post, Shirley! I pray Victor will find everything he needs. I will clean this weekend. I usually put in my AirPods and listen to a book on tape.

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  2. Shirley, Blessings and condolences for your friend, Victor. I hope he can get all of that figured out. I have been unable to keep up with member blogs on a daily basis. I am still doing a blog post daily just to challenge myself and have dropped from the contest. Trying to send some love and care to other RRBC members still in the running. Take care! -Pamela

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  3. I don’t want to think about wills and cemetery plots. It’s something we’ll have to do soon if we stay married. Let me ride this wave first before I tackle the storm.

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  5. Hi Shirley, I too dread cleaning. It’s not so much that I mind it, I just don’t have time for it anymore. I agree about planning for final arrangements. In fact, I’m probably going to select and pre-pay for my entire funeral service (pick out the casket and everything), as I don’t want my daughter to worry about any of that stuff – especially on top of grieving.

    Best wishes,
    Donna M Atwood
    D M Atwood

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  6. Shirley, I left you a big, long comment, but its not here. Don’t know what happened. I was relating how our daughter was left by her first husband, who died at 42 after 18 months of illness with leukemia, without any insurance, even on her mortgage. It was a horrible time for her.

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    • MauraBeth, I hear stories like this all the time. We don’t have a healthy relationship about living and dying, so we avoid all things connected to it. But that’s a big mistake.

      I put in a request for help about the comment problem. I did a blog on it. I don’t think their answer is satisfactory. I think we are putting the blogs on overload with this blogging challenge. It’s so frustrating.


  7. patgarcia says:

    Hi, Shirley,
    Yes, having a will and letting someone your bank accounts and your insurances are things that we all should do. My husband and I did all of that long before he died and that made it so much easier for me to take care of everything.
    Now, I am alone and must decide who I want to do that for me. That’s a hard question for me to answer but I am quite sure I will get a solution.
    This article is good advice for everyone.
    By the way, I don’t like housekeeping either.
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Shalom Aleichem

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  8. I cleaned my house as well today, Shirley! I also have a will created. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I started the process to make sure everything would be taken care of in his name. I agree with you that it is important that everyone take those steps and make sure their loved ones know what their wishes are.

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂

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