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The Future

October 24th, 2018 at 09:56 am

Thank you for the condolences on the loss of my grandmother. When you are born to teenager, your grandparents sort of become like parents who meet your physical and emotional needs. I was blessed with four wonderful grandparents, and since I've lost my last, I imagine this is what orphanhood might feel like. I love my parents, but they're much more like siblings to me. Older siblings. I modeled my parenting on how my grandparents treated me. Still so sad. I started looking at T'giving cards yesterday until I remembered that this year I lost the only two people I still sent them to. More sadness.

I am receiving a bequest from my grandmother's estate. I don't want to talk about details with my mother or brother, since they don't know much. My uncle is the executor and I will hear from him about the details, until then - nothing to talk about. I do know that my children each receive $20K. I do believe that my share will be substantial.

It will be nice to have an EF again.

I also have a job lined up starting in January. Two days a week/20 hours/in the range of $15-$17/hour. I will look into online classes to finish up the MSMOB.

We are also moving forward on our plans to downsize. We are slow and steady with the decluttering. A big accomplishment was dejunking the garage which now can fit two cars. I had a bad habit of accepting anything that people were giving me. And funny thing is that I only found about 1 in 8 items useful.

DH is still employed, getting a new laptop and being cross-trained on things. He think he's fine for another six months.

I've closed the book on worrying and anxiety about finances.

We're skipping large Christmas gift and are planning a trip to the Bahamas in early 2019. We have $3,000 in the vacation fund.

Life is good. I hope it is improving for everyone.

6 Responses to “The Future”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Overall, lots of good things happening!

  2. livingalmostlarge Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Glad that things have turned around financially. What will the kids do with the money? Go to full time modeling? Go to school?

  3. laura Says:

    The funds for the kids were originally intended for education. We plan to pay the first two years for each child's college, then they are on their own. Older Daughter got her AA in May and is now modeling full time. She travels a lot. She's dating someone who is older by six years and is a famous you-tuber, so I see marriage in the near future. She hasn't mentioned finishing her education at a bachelor degree level, and its nice that her SO can travel with her and still work. Younger Daughter is finishing up gen eds at community college and ultimately planning on law school. I'm sure she'll use the funds as originally intended. Older son is a junior in high school and youngest son is in 8th grade. I imagine we'll have to meet a finanical advisor to be prudent with their funds and invest accordingly.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    ((Hugs)) so sad that you don't have them to send Thanksgiving cards to. An emergency fund is always nice to have. I like your Christmas plans! We may have to do that one of these years soon before the kids get too involved in work.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    I think the first year of holidays is the hardest when you lose someone near and dear. My heart goes out to you.

  6. crazyliblady Says:

    I don't think I saw your earlier message about your grandmother. My condolences on your loss. I agree that discussing the terms of your inheritance with relatives would be a bad idea, but I hope the outcome does not cause bad feelings among your family. Things can get so ugly when family argues over money. I am guessing your relationship with your parents is not on the best of terms.

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