Her children have been there to help go through different sections of their house, but they all had a hard time going into his office at school. It took her time, but along with the help of one of her closest friends, Rebecca Spires, she was able to go through all the belongings in the office.
"Rebecca kept making a pile for herself, and by the end we had two huge piles of books and stuff. And she just said, 'What are we going to do with all these books?'"
Around the same time, Crystal and a few of her college friends came up with the idea to buy a house together. They found the perfect place and bought a large expense of property in Portland, Tennessee. There was a large room that they weren't quite sure what to do with then they came up with the idea to take all of Ed's belongings books, and desk there, and to build a library, together.
The library is still in progress. They have the books lining shelves Tim and Rebecca built themselves. They have access to educational criminology books from Ed's office to a collection of children's books that Ed and Crystal built together. Crystal is planning to try to build a tiny house on the property and live on the property, and to enjoy a peaceful retirement.