Posted on April 8, 2017
The work on the house has begun. Hallelujah!
Today the exterminator went in to set traps and seal holes around the house. There were signs of fresh droppings, so hopefully the home will be rid of the cause of Brian's death soon. Following that, the full cleaning will be done on the home. We still don't know all that will be considered a total loss, but unfortunately we did find out earlier this week that both cars have been deemed a total loss.
Shopping for cars was something Brian excelled at and even found to be somewhat fun. Sandra does not (nor does Brian's brother). We've narrowed down the specifications we are looking for, but for some reason car shopping feels like finding a needle in a haystack. We have one promising lead that will be seen tomorrow afternoon, so please pray it is as good as it seems right now. If you have any car connections in the Seattle area, please let us know (or if you want to spring for a brand new car for Sandra!). We know what we want, it's just hard to find.
The big question I think many are asking is, "How are you doing?" It's really hard to say. The hanta-curveball that has caused living in a hotel, renting a car, and creating a new normal not at "home" is hard to even begin grieving, really. Strength has been prayed for, but even with that we are trying to gauge when to be strong or vulnerable with the kiddos. They are doing ok, but again it is hard to know what to expect. They are still quite uninformed of everything, so if you happen to see them, please do not ask anything about details that have been shared on this site or elsewhere.
Finally, there have been numerous reports through various media: social and news alike. Please be careful believing what you read or hear. Unfortunately some things have been posted or reported that just aren't true. We remain grateful that many lives may be spared of this terrible virus because of Brian's death, and we are committed to remaining anonymous as much as possible. Please take what you read/hear with a grain of salt. Everything we post on this site will remain reliable information.
Some thoughts from Brian's brother can be seen on his site
if you are interested in reading more about processing the situation. Thanks again.