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  1. That is terrible. In addition to possibly...

    That is terrible. In addition to possibly needing the money from selling the house to pay for care, the house continues to incur costs like ultilities, taxes and insurance reducing what is...
  2. @Tybee how long has your parents' house been...

    @Tybee how long has your parents' house been sitting there? Is your brother in charge of the house / estate?
  3. @Tybee it was passive aggressive and mean, sorry...

    @Tybee it was passive aggressive and mean, sorry to hear your brother did something similar. Aside from the meanness, it also shows disrespect. In our case, it shows total disrespect for Dad as MS...
  4. Checking in with an update both good things and...

    Checking in with an update both good things and one bad thing:

    House sale is proceeding so far so good. Inspection was done just before Christmas, radon testing over the holidays, home...
  5. Update: Today I signed a contract for the house....

    Update: Today I signed a contract for the house. We got an offer after just 4 days on the market and an inspection is scheduled for this weekend. The buyer has his financing already in order so...
  6. Thanks, everyone. While I am glad to finally,...

    Thanks, everyone. While I am glad to finally, finally get this moving, the emotional cost of doing so weighs heavily on me. One one hand, dealings with my sister over the last 5 years has been so...
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    Amazing how much progress you have made in your...

    Amazing how much progress you have made in your diving skills and having so much fun along the way! Enjoying seeing these wreck videos, always was interested in Great Lakes shipwrecks and as a...
  8. Quick update: Got the green light to list the...

    Quick update: Got the green light to list the house. Contacted realtor immediately and met with her the very next day. Signed listing agreement, house will be photographed tomorrow so listing...
  9. Both YS and I think she's got some very serious...

    Both YS and I think she's got some very serious issues going on. Narcissist has come to my mind as being one of them.

    Still waiting on the special trustee documentation with MS' signature from...
  10. @Tybee I get what you were saying. Honestly in...

    @Tybee I get what you were saying. Honestly in trying to navigate this, one thing I have kept in mind is while I will not be seeing my sister in the foreseeable future who knows what will happen...
  11. Thanks. I wasn't expecting this at all but once...

    Thanks. I wasn't expecting this at all but once I got over the initial shock, I am relieved we can finally get going and not deal with MS getting in the way of herself.

    One reason why I...
  12. Bumping for another update on this. In an...

    Bumping for another update on this. In an unexpected turn of events, MS has delegated the task of listing and selling the house to me as a special trustee. Our attorney had suggested this option...
  13. Love Mrs. Alan's costumes! I had coworker...

    Love Mrs. Alan's costumes!



    I had coworker who did this. I found it hilarious. Her version of the costume was small cereal boxes taped on her with plastic knives sticking out.

    Btw, it was...
  14. Thanks for the replies, YS and I have paid our...

    Thanks for the replies, YS and I have paid our retainer, so it's on, unfortunately.

    Regarding grief issues and dealing with change, I strongly suspect this plays into MS' handling of the...
  15. Bumping for the update I hoped to never do: ...

    Bumping for the update I hoped to never do:

    Things stalled again. While the house is getting very slowly emptied out, because MS is getting stuck on tiny details, this means the A) he house is...
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    @IL, that is hilarious! But seriously, you do...

    @IL, that is hilarious!

    But seriously, you do have a point about stuff having meaning, particularly all of it. No way can all of it have meaning, maybe some, but not all. Honestly not sure where...
  17. Live about the midpoint between those two areas.

    Live about the midpoint between those two areas.
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    Dealing with the many things that meant something...

    Dealing with the many things that meant something to my parents, or my grandparents, even great grandparents (yep my folks kept everything and were too willing to let the house become the family...
  19. Hey there, UL on which side of Chicago is your...

    Hey there, UL on which side of Chicago is your new job? I live an hour straight north, almost to the WI state line.
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    Update: the estate sale was a two day sale this...

    Update: the estate sale was a two day sale this past weekend. We found a reputable local company that did an excellent job of staging the sale from what I could see in online photos. According to...
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    On destination weddings: DH's niece also...

    On destination weddings:



    DH's niece also had a destination wedding. It was obvious that it was a good excuse to have a vacation but it also had the added bonus of keeping crazy grandma away,...
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    I would tell him directly that his behavior at...

    I would tell him directly that his behavior at your home was inappropriate and you are taking a break, you don't want contact, period. Even if you get an explanation or an apology, you can accept...
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    The "everything must go" is in the public...

    The "everything must go" is in the public announcement though I know that won't likely happen. There will be stuff left, just a matter of how much.

    As far as the leftovers, MS put it in the...
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    It could be another year but I sure hope not. MS...

    It could be another year but I sure hope not. MS has complained about all the work so maybe telling her she's asking for another winter of running back and forth to shovel the sidewalks (they have...
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    Bumping for a quick update. MS finally waved...

    Bumping for a quick update.

    MS finally waved the white flag on insisting we do more cleaning and contracted with an estate sale company with my input, er, very strong encouragement. Keys were...
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