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.
October 24th, 2018 at 09:56 am