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  1. Honestly, Tradd, in the last five years between...

    Honestly, Tradd, in the last five years between dealing with our parents' final illnesses/death and then their estate was a real eye opener in seeing how she thinks and operates. She always was a...
  2. Realized this thread just became a year old and...

    Realized this thread just became a year old and bumping up for a final update. But not before I say to mamalatte, that I am glad she and her siblings are working so well on her dad's estate. It...
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    Talked a friend the other day who is missing her...

    Talked a friend the other day who is missing her grands, she was so hoping to travel to see them all next month. She just does Facetime and says that she will cover them with kisses when she sees...
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    I just downloaded and used Zoom for a virtual...

    I just downloaded and used Zoom for a virtual appointment. I downloaded the app but didn't have to use any FB credentials to log just the information my provider set up for the meeting.

    Only...
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    I have made two wedding dresses, mine and my...

    I have made two wedding dresses, mine and my sister's plus a number of bridesmaids dresses.

    Some recommendations: If you can get the dress form, that helps. I did not use a form, in my case I had...
  6. DH had an appointment with his urologist on March...

    DH had an appointment with his urologist on March 24th that too his surprise was not cancelled. He went in but had to have his temperature checked when he signed into the building. Had a dental...
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    Live in IL and yeah, their guidelines are vague. ...

    Live in IL and yeah, their guidelines are vague. When DH was unemployed in both 2009-2010 and in 2019, there was lots of confusion over what constituted "looking for work", training, etc. And lots...
  8. Bumping for update: The house is sold, I closed...

    Bumping for update: The house is sold, I closed on it late last week. DH and I were there an hour before the buyer's walkthrough to remove the lamps and timers, do a final check and clear snow off...
  9. 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...
  10. @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?
  11. @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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. @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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  25. Live about the midpoint between those two areas.

    Live about the midpoint between those two areas.
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