Monday, August 11, 2008

Gratitude Monday – Almost Done

I am almost in the clear.

Last week I sent a lot of money to my sister, and I am so very thankful to have done it.
It was the final payment to her from dad’s estate and included, finally, the money we’d been waiting for from the Public Trustee’s office.
This was the money to dad from his brother Reynold’s estate. The rest of the family got theirs nearly a year ago, but dad’s estate was supposed to go to probate and that held up things for me. Rules changed recently and that allowed me to sign some papers instead. I’m very grateful for this change.

The cheque from the Public Trustee’s office arrived last Wednesday. I deposited it the same day.
On Thursday I had a bank draft made up and sent it by registered mail to my sister after looking up her postal code on line. She gave me her mailing address, a PO Box, several months ago, but declined to provide said code. I am grateful that it was so easy to find. I could have gone to the Post Office and looked it up in the big book of postal codes, but this was easier. I did check the book after I sent it and it looked like a different code than the one I found on line.

Oh, well. Makes things interesting.

The matters are very nearly complete. When my sister calls to whine/complain/swear/ at me for sending her the money and I confirm she has put it in her bank account I will call this part of it done.
I am keeping the estate account open for a few more months on advice of the nice people at the bank.

It’s a good idea. I’m grateful they suggested it.

12 comments:

Crabby McSlacker said...

Oh thank goodness! And if she doesn't cash the check for some reason? I'd still call it "done." You must be so tired of dealing with all this by now! You've certainly done everything you could with little help from her.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - I'm glad, too, that things are finally settled for you. And I agree with Crabby - even if your sister doesn't cash the cheque for some reason, it's finished.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so much Crabby and dfBag Lady. I am tired of this, yes, but I hesitate to deal in absolutes. It is mostly finished, and as long as she is in possession of the bank draft it is nearly finished.
But finished? I'll wait a bit to make that call.

Reb said...

Wow, you must be so relieved. The onus is now on her to cash it or just complain! Here's hoping she just cashes it!

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes, Reb. I sure am. I prefer she just cash it, but I am sure there'll be complaints.

Clare2e said...

I know what's it like to get those years-long to do's finally and at last hefted off your plate. Enjoy the lightness, but do try not to float away too far from us.

bunnygirl said...

Finishing a project-- any project-- is something to be grateful for.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you Clare2e. I'll remain anchored as best I am able.
Yes, it sure is, Bunnygirl.

Fortune Cookies said...

being able to see the light at the end of a tunnel is the best feeling. I like it better than actually getting in the clear, because then I have to find something else to work my way out of. but seeing that light...it brings on that feeling of impending accomplishment which motivates me like nothing else can!

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh, yes, FC, there are times when the anticipation is sweeter than the result.

CrazyCath said...

Glad that what seems to have been a roller coaster emotionally is almost over for you.

Over from David's. At authorblog.

Leah J. Utas said...

Crazycath, thanks for stopping by.
Thanks for your support.