The Circle of Life

It’s kind of crazy how fast this month has flown by. It’s crazy to think that the year is almost over and we only have a few short months until we’re greeting a new year. I suppose that’s the way things work though, especially as you get older.

On a much brighter note, I successfully passed my exam and was able to receive my certificate from CompTIA for Project+. I can tell you that it was a HUGE relief and now I’m working to complete another certificate which is also my last class for the term. Unfortunately, I only have 36 days left in my term and while that should be sufficient time for me to read through the materials, take notes and study, we’ve had a death in the family and thus we are driving out to Utah on Monday for the funeral which is being held on the 31st.

R’s grandmother who has been in poor health for several years passed away on the 19th. While it was expected that her health would further decline when she was moved to a nursing home, we didn’t realize it would decline this quickly. Her death wasn’t unexpected per say, she was 99 years old, and hardly lucid, but it happened so quickly. She stopped eating a little over week ago and slipped into a coma on the 15th. Thankfully, she went peacefully in her sleep and while the family is saddened, I think ultimately it will be a relief for my mother-in-law and her sisters. As much as we all loved her, she was becoming a burden on the family and from what I understand of the woman she was, she would have hated that.

R and my mother-in-law seem to be taking it fairly well. I suspect that’s mostly because the woman they knew had passed long ago, at least mentally, and thus the physical aspect was easier to bear. It’ll definitely be an adjustment for the family, dealing with the affairs tied to the estate, and of course the will, however as with all things, time will make it easier.

Well, I’m off to get some sleep as tomorrow will be spent packing and getting things in order as we prepare for the trip to Utah. I hope you all have a very Happy Halloween!

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