A friend and I were chatting recently and she was telling me about this book: I am Dead, Now What?
Almost all the reviews were positive and written by folks who had just gone through losing a loved one and wishing they had something like this.
I think Vince and I have things pretty much in order. We have Wills and various directives, lists and beneficiaries on all our accounts. Chad has a copy of everything. I figured even if we have every “i” dotted and every “t” crossed, which I’m sure we don’t, what can it hurt? The book is $13 and everything will be in my handwriting. There is not one doubt in my mind that Chad is not going to do everything the way I wanted it done. He’s going to do what’s easiest and most beneficial to him and that’s the way it should be, with this book, hopefully the guesswork and stress will be minimal for him.
The book arrived today. I had not told Vince I ordered it. I knew he would think it was stupid. I felt so bad last night and slept most all of today. Vince came into the bedroom and said “Did you order this book? I am Dead?
I said “Yes, but it may be too late.” He said “Don’t worry, I’ll fill it out for you!” My wishes to be carried out . . per Vince! 🙂 That’s scary!
Seriously, most days I feel like .. when I’m gone, I don’t are what they do with my stuff. There’s really nothing I have that’s so valuable that I care if they keep it or not. I want them to keep what they want and not feel bad about getting rid of the things they don’t want. I’ve realized through the years that most of what one person loves and cherishes is simply clutter to someone else.
Knowing Chad, he’ll call an auctioneer to come dispose of everything and he won’t even drive out here but, dang it . . he’s going to get this book! 🙂