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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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    Well, another update. This one may be good in...

    Well, another update. This one may be good in some ways but not in others. Youngest sister who wrote attorney outlining her concerns received a response from him. Basically she was copied on the...
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    First off, I am sorry for your loss. I also...

    First off, I am sorry for your loss.

    I also want to highlight what Steve said, he said it so well.
  5. Throughout my working career, I have been tasked...

    Throughout my working career, I have been tasked with cleaning out entire offices to prepare for office moves and after mass layoffs, as well as to get crap out of a working space for a new person to...
  6. Thread: January purge

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    This sounds very similar to DH. He comes from a...

    This sounds very similar to DH. He comes from a family of hoarders / pack rats and has a tendency to hold onto things "just in case". He's not messy, he's actually pretty organized but it...
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    I knew she could collect a fee but wasn't aware...

    I knew she could collect a fee but wasn't aware that there could be an advantage to getting a higher fee the longer this goes on. Perhaps now with my other sister writing the attorney, he might get...
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    AT this point, there's still so much left in the...

    AT this point, there's still so much left in the house and considering the lack of action taken, sister will need to hire someone to help empty it. We could have had the house completely empty by...
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    In our case, there is a trust and a will, set up...

    In our case, there is a trust and a will, set up by my folks years before they passed. I have never seen copies of either so have no idea what exactly is specified. I am working on getting a copy...
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    We are in an area that doesn't get a lot of...

    We are in an area that doesn't get a lot of tornadoes but we do get them. After one especially active season, in which we had some active warnings after nightfall, we got the weather radio.
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    Bumping for update. As of today, nothing has...

    Bumping for update. As of today, nothing has been done with the house since last May. Though sister who is executor said she would start working on getting an estate sale going last fall,...
  12. Thread: January purge

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    Good time to do it. I have done all my garage...

    Good time to do it. I have done all my garage purges when DH has been away.
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    There's a lot of good advice here and I like the...

    There's a lot of good advice here and I like the phrase "someone else's opinion of me is none of my business"

    To the OP, I agree with stepping back and seeing how things shake out. Especially...
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    I am so sorry. My sympathies to you and your...

    I am so sorry. My sympathies to you and your family.
  15. Thread: January purge

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    DH is purging his comics collection and finally,...

    DH is purging his comics collection and finally, finally, after years of saying he wanted to do this, sold 9 boxes to a local dealer. DH was paid a decent sum and is now continuing to purge more.
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  16. Thread: November Purge

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    Habitat for Humanity finally came and took the 10...

    Habitat for Humanity finally came and took the 10 foot ladder and old bed. Now we have more room in the garage where the bed was stored and I no longer have to worry about the HOA getting on my case...
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    That slicker sounds so cool, catherine! My...

    That slicker sounds so cool, catherine!

    My grandmother had this awesome green velveteen coat with big covered buttons. I got the coat after she went into a care facility and my mom, aunt and...
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    Married myself, but several single friends have...

    Married myself, but several single friends have regaled me with tales of some of their first dates. It's interesting how some people can't hold it together for just a few hours. Then again, they...
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    LOL'd at this one. Having someone around...

    LOL'd at this one.



    Having someone around makes a big difference. Out of state sister and I both worry that the house will be broken into or vandalized one of these days. I decided that if...
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    Yes, she can make the decisions herself, it was...

    Yes, she can make the decisions herself, it was not set up to involve all 3 of us. I remember IL's story and it's why I have cautioned my sister not to do these fixes. There's no lien on the house...
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    Just picked my last zucchini, due to unseasonably...

    Just picked my last zucchini, due to unseasonably warm weather, it went a lot longer this year. Usually dies out in September. Got it just before the first freeze a few days ago. Also picked...
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    Bumping for an update again. Now it's Fall when...

    Bumping for an update again. Now it's Fall when sister said she would get a move on doing the estate sale and still no action taken as far as I know. I say "as far as I know" because sister is not...
  23. Thread: October Purge

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    Getting rid of our old double bed and a 10 ft...

    Getting rid of our old double bed and a 10 ft metal ladder which I will not climb up anymore (it's fire detectors with 10 year batteries and painting with extension poles after this). Called local...
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    I only write one check a year and that's for paying the annual rent on the community garden. I can pay my water bill online to the village but not the community garden rent to the same entity. ...
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    Another old timer remembering you as well...

    Another old timer remembering you as well (formerly Corrine in IL). Good to see you back and give an update!
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