Friday, March 7, 2014

Mummified and stupified

Anyone read about the mummified body found in the garage of a Michigan home?  The home owner had died in 2008 sitting in her car.  All her bills were paid automatically each month so it wasn't until the money ran out recently that foreclosure was initiated on her home.  An inspector from the mortgage company went to inspect the house and found the mummified body of a 40 year old woman.

Her neighbors indicated she traveled all the time so they didn't think anything about not seeing her.  A neighbor actually kept her yard mowed all these years.

Now, I don't know about anyone else but that's just the saddest story I've heard in a long time.  IMAGINE no one noticing you were gone for 7 years!!!!

Moving On...........

I'm in the process of training my replacement.  She's a really nice young woman and she will do fine.  It just seems a bit surreal.  My philosophy is let the person do it and only input when necessary or if asked questions.  Sometimes you can just give to much information at once and the only way to learn something is just by doing it.

It's weird since she will be covering everything while I'm out for surgery but I will resume the job when I get back and do it until I retire July 31, 2015.  So for a year she will be doing other things.  It will all work out and at least I know I will have covered everything by the time I leave for good.

I'm looking forward to the weekend.  I have some major house cleaning to get done.  

Tomorrow my daughters and I are having our yearly mammograms. It's a mother/daughter event that will be followed by lunch!  We are making a fun day out of it.

So......I leave you with this.  If no one hears from me for say 4 to 5 years........please inquire about this whack-a-doodle blogger!


kenju said...

I read that story too and I find it tragic that NO ONE checked on her, asked about her, missed her or reported her missing. Didn't she had family somewhere in the world???

How sad to find out you matter so little.

Olga said...

I had not heard about that, but how terribly sad. I think the mother-daughter mammogram idea is brilliant.

Aunt Betsy said...

Oh my goodness! I had not read about the woman. Truly horrible and sad that she had no one that cared enough to check on her.