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  1. 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...
  2. @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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  9. 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...
  11. 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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    Welcome back and glad you found us again I...

    Welcome back and glad you found us again

    I remember when the much earlier incarnation of the board shut down (IIRC it was a list format) and I was so sad. I was an internet newbie then and didn't...
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    A bit late to the thread, but yeah, exactly this....

    A bit late to the thread, but yeah, exactly this. Many years ago I dated someone who turned out to be "not a stable person" and while years later I realized he probably had some sort of personality...
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    What kills me is that the wife, kid and family...

    What kills me is that the wife, kid and family are dragged along in this.
  21. Thanks everyone, it is progress even as MS gripes...

    Thanks everyone, it is progress even as MS gripes her way through it. I will assist just to get it done but I am seriously evaluating how I will proceed in my relationship with MS after this is...
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    I did a major purge of film photos a few years...

    I did a major purge of film photos a few years ago. I went through mostly vacation photos and got rid of duplicates, bad shots, plus organized them. It turned out that DH's penchant for taking...
  23. We tried selling stuff this way but dealt with...

    We tried selling stuff this way but dealt with way too many weird people. Too many folks with questions that were answered in the ad, balked at paying cash or just wanted us to call / text them with...
  24. Thread: May Purge

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    Took the slideboard that I had used only a few...

    Took the slideboard that I had used only a few times and that was years ago, to Goodwill. So glad to get it from under the bed which was the best place to store it.

    The space under my bed is...
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    OMG, Tradd, I remember you posting about dating...

    OMG, Tradd, I remember you posting about dating this guy way back then. What is with people who can't let go to the point of stalking even years later? And with spouse, kid, family members in tow?...
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