Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday's Child - Water Under The Bridge

Sometimes the water under the bridge stays turbulent awhile.
From Monday November 5

Still Taking Calls

I still take my sister’s calls because we’re in the midst of probate of our dad’s will. I need to maintain contact so when the matter is concluded I can pay out the remainder of the estate. That’ll be next spring sometime. Until then I will speak to her.
She is a vulnerable and needs help. I recognize that, but there’s nothing I can legally do to get her the kind of help I suspect she needs.
Listening to her paranoia and blame serves no purpose. It does not help her situation and it leaves me feeling used.
I stay on the phone long enough to determine what she wants. That’s all.
Once the legal matters are completed I may well not accept her calls anymore. I do not know.
Update June 20/08
We didn’t have to go through Probate after all.
I signed some papers a few months ago instead.
No payout yet, but I am sure it will arrive at top government speed sometime during the current epoch.


the Bag Lady said...

Love the photo of the turbulent waters!
And hope you get your money soon!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, df Bag Lady.

Missicat said...

"Top government speed", huh? If it's anything like here, you may have to wait out a couple ice ages...hope it's quicker then that!!!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Misscat. I hope I'm not being too optimistic suggesting it'll be the current epoch.

Reb said...

Love the photo Leah. Glad you didn't have to do probate, but yeah, waiting for the government sucks!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Reb, and yes it does.

Thomma Lyn said...

The photo is beautiful, and what wise words about how water under the bridge can still be turbulent.

I hope you're doing well after your procedure yesterday! You've been in my thoughts.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so much, TL. And I'm doing fine.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

I also liked the water under the bridge comment.

It will be easier to decide when to and when not to take her calls, after all the money issues are resolved.

That is the light at the end of the tunnel.


Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, dfTerrie. Yes, once the business is done things will be easier.