The bitter or sad news came on Thursday morning. My best friend Kilee called me from work and said there had been a mining accident and two miners were trapped. She said, "One of them is Michael." I knew instantly who she was talking about. I immediately called my dad who is in the mining business and screamed, " It's Michael!" He already knew and I was crying so hard that it made him cry. See, growing up in a small town, everybody knows everybody, and somehow, in some way, someone in your family is involved in the mining business. We knew the outlook wasn't good. The hardest part was calling my sister to tell her. It was so hard because her and Michael dated for six years and he was very close to our family. Just because time has gone by and your life has changed, doesn't mean you forget the good times or the memories. He was at our house for multiple holidays, a pallbearer at my Grandma's funeral, if any of us, not just Katie, needed anything, he would do it, etc. These are things you don't forget and that's why it's so hard. As most of you all know, I'm sure, the outcome was not what we wanted. Michael, along with the other miner, died from the accident.
The sale ended Saturday afternoon and I was pretty pleased with our profit. Our biggest item didn't sell, which was bedroom furniture, and that's what we really wanted gone! Oh well, we will try again!
The rest of the weekend we relaxed and went to a couples shower! We had a good time and luckily, we didn't get flooded like the rest of Tennessee!
Brett leaves this week for a Bachelor Party in Florida, so pray for safe travel. I don't know what Hunter and I will get into, but I'm sure it will be something fun!