Never cut a tree down in winter

One of my first graphic quote creations was for:
"The best time to plant a tree is ten years ago. the second best time is now."
I had it framed on my office wall. Now I think the best time to plant a tree is twenty or more years ago, but I remind myself of the message every time I worry about how my life is going. It's never too late to make a change.

I was given the gist of "Never cut a tree down in winter" as advice when my sister died. Don't make irrevocable decisions when you are mourning. However, this makes wrapping up an estate very challenging. The result is, I have boxes in the basement from my mother, sister and father that I still haven't gone through in twenty, fifteen and eleven years respectively. In other words, I deferred making decisions about these things since they died.

Well, when this spring comes, some trees are going to get cut...or at least pruned. I'll let you know later how it goes. Because, the best time to clean out your basement is last year. The second best time is now.

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Prudence Hartley has the usual single mom problems: getting her kids to school on time; juggling a gazillion errands while trying to get a full day’s work done; oh, and don’t forget about dealing with the dead man in her living room and the detective trying to protect her.