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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.
  2. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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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    To the bolded: I love this. It's up there with...

    To the bolded: I love this. It's up there with "Johnny Depp'in it"
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    Oh my... Having studied several languages, I...

    Oh my...

    Having studied several languages, I have a heightened awareness of grammar in my native language. Used to not care but once I got into languages, all of a sudden those boring English...
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    I generally follow this as well. I don't use...

    I generally follow this as well. I don't use "senior moment" either. I say "brain cramp" instead because a brain cramp can happen at any age, right?

    Nor do I reference old technology or say...
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    That's me. There's been a couple of times where...

    That's me. There's been a couple of times where I cried while leaving jobs, not over the former job but over the people.



    DH worked with a guy who was so involved i.e. emmeshed his mother...
  11. Bumping for short update. Went to parents' home...

    Bumping for short update. Went to parents' home for first time in nearly a year, to help clean and to assess the state of the house. As usual it was to me to follow up because MS still wants to...
  12. Thanks, the longer I live and see the effects of...

    Thanks, the longer I live and see the effects of the enmeshment that developed between my parents and sisters as a result of being kept close, the more I am glad I left when I did. It was not easy...
  13. Agree that pressure has to be maintained until...

    Agree that pressure has to be maintained until this is done. Contacting the attorney is still on the table, but for now, I am staying my hand because it was clear to me the pressure was on, though...
  14. @catherine, I remember you talking about your...

    @catherine, I remember you talking about your BIL. It's too bad that he caved and came back, it was not good for him or your MIL even she didn't see it that way, here's hoping that even at 57, he...
  15. @Simplemind, and I could use a drink after this,...

    @Simplemind, and I could use a drink after this, lol. Johnny Depp'ing it, I love it and exactly describes me and DH. We have no kids and a similar plan, but now I have a really cool name plan,...
  16. First off @SimpleMind, thanks for weighing in,...

    First off @SimpleMind, thanks for weighing in, you certainly had a challenging situation.

    To answer some questions, as far as the trust involving us, the original lawyer who drew up the trust is...
  17. Both YS and I think there's some mental /...

    Both YS and I think there's some mental / emotional issues at play. She was on track for the first several months getting various estate issues settled but once it came down to the last step which...
  18. Thanks, Steve. YS is unpacking a lot of...

    Thanks, Steve. YS is unpacking a lot of emotional stuff from over the last 20 years, it's not just all the things that happened recently. She mentioned to me that she finally wants to live her life...
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    Understand your conflicting feelings it makes...

    Understand your conflicting feelings it makes total sense. Hopefully this experience will serve as a reality check for him. Perhaps seeing his affordable housing was the beginning?
  20. Thanks all. @SteveinMN and @TeacherTerry, yes,...

    Thanks all. @SteveinMN and @TeacherTerry, yes, MS is being irrational, and honestly both YS and I think she has some serious issues herself. These past 4-5 years has given me a front row seat to...
  21. @iris illies, the value of the house and property...

    @iris illies, the value of the house and property is considerable enough about 300K so worth hanging in there for. The remainder of the retirement account was 30K from which MS has paid expenses...
  22. I couldn't ask anyone to directly intervene as...

    I couldn't ask anyone to directly intervene as that would send MS over the edge, aka betrayal and making her look bad just like the letter. She's caught up on looking bad even as she behaves in...
  23. Siblings now estranged, estate issues were last straw and maybe for me

    I have posted for some time in the Organizing Forum about the cleanout of my parents' home before and after their deaths plus the resulting estate issues. To recap, Mom died in 2015 and Dad in...
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    I am noticing this as well. A friend of mine had...

    I am noticing this as well. A friend of mine had private services for both her mother and nephew. In my workplace, I am usually the person who gets notified when someone in the department has a...
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    I don't blame her either, both of us have waited...

    I don't blame her either, both of us have waited long enough. To be honest, I had been considering what actions to take in order to speed things up, including possible legal action. However, my...
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