Monday, September 26, 2011
Here we are at the end of another month. I just don't know where the time goes, but it is flying by.
I still have several things to accomplish in the coming weeks. We set up a trust and that was the simple part, trying to get your assets into the trust can be a challenge. I have a little life insurance policy my mother bought when I was a child and I have tried several times to get it put into the trust on my own and it keeps getting rejected so now I have to find an agent to get this done! I am tired of messing around. I don't want to listen to any sales pitch, don't want to change anything, just have this go into the trust, so wish me luck!!
I also have to contact our attorney and get our home taken care of - that is the one thing I really want to get done because if we don't and something happens, the kids will have to mess with probate. One would think we have a large estate, which we don't, but in order to try to make things easy for our kids, we have done this and hopefully it will be a slam dunk and within a couple of weeks they can have things settled and not have to deal with any more attorneys, etc.
I guess with losing my cousin, I am really facing my mortality and seem to be dwelling more on having my affairs in order, not that I plan on checking out in the near future, but none of us ever know.
I have tried to get dad's affairs in order so I won't have a problem settling his affairs because it will be left to me to do it and I am pretty certain my brothers will not be exactly happy, but then they are not here 24/7 taking care of him either!
If you haven't taken care of things, it might be time to at least start thinking of what you want to happen and what you need to do to assure that it does. I know it isn't something that any of us want to face, but I can tell you as I get things taken care of, I feel a sense of relief and when it is finally done, I think I will feel a weight has been lifted and I will know that things will go how I want them to, not how the state wants!
I think DH going into the hospital in May pushed us because we decided we needed to have all the healthcare issues done so no one could question me and I would have the ability to make decisions should that be needed. Now we both have that taken care of and I feel a big relief about it.
So, as the title say, just saying, this is something all of us need to think about and eventually take care of so that our final wishes will be heeded.