Might as well bang out a quick blog entry since I can’t sleep. (It’s going on 5am now… yay) Yesterday was productive. Went to Logan again to check on some banking stuff, stopped by my attorney’s office to drop off more paperwork, and then I was finally able to close the account associated with the estate. All debts have been paid, checks for the final disbursement have cleared, and that’s about all she wrote.
All that’s left now is for Steve to gather the final receipts and a couple other things, then he can go ahead and handle the closing hearing for me here in a few weeks. Please please please I hope nothing goes wrong between now and then. 🙏 Heh… y’all have no idea how happy I am that this is finally wrapping up. Well, maybe you do… but yeah, it’s been a long time comin’.
That’s the important stuff from yesterday anyway. I might try to make another entry later today when I wake up… gonna try to start keeping the blog a little more balanced if I can. Serious stuff here, frivolous stuff there. Depressing stuff one day, as-happy-as-I-can-muster stuff the next. That sorta thing. Meh… it always sounds good in theory, but in all honesty my writing takes on a life of its own – and whatever comes out of me comes out of me. 🤷♂️
Okay, we’re approaching 24hrs awake, so I’m crossing my fingers and hitting the sack.
I did stop in at my estate attorney’s office. He wasn’t there, but after explaining the situation to one of his secretaries and indicating that I didn’t really intend to leave their lobby until they could give me some more information… heh… she finally ended up calling him, apologized for interrupting, and then after a short exchange she got him to schedule another appointment with me at the beginning of next month. 😒 Not exactly the quick resolution I was hoping for, but at least it’s something.
It sounds like all he has left to do is to draw up and submit some sort of “final accounting” type paperwork to the county court, showing that everything has been well documented and that there’s been no shenanigans. 🤔 He’s had all that info for weeks now, and he knew that it would eventually reach this point, so I’m not sure why there’s been such a delay… but at least now it sounds like this next meeting might be the last meeting, and hopefully soon after that I’ll be able to send Dad his check, deposit mine, and then finally, finally be done with all this. 😑
It’s not that it has occupied all my time as of late, or required more physical or mental energy than I was able to expend… it’s just the tedious nature of it. The way it’s always hanging in my thoughts as one of the many “things” that I’m compelled to think about and worry about until they are complete. 🤓 So for the next week and a half I’ll be holding my breath and hoping that there’s no other stupid little things that will trip up the process.
It’s 2am, I just finished the previous blog entry, my neck hurts, I’m tired but not remotely sleepy… so I might as well go ahead and do another entry and discuss why I’m so worked up about my attorney’s lack of communication lately. 😒 I’ll just schedule it to post in the afternoon when I’ll hopefully still be sleeping. (I’ve thought on this, and I’ve decided that I’m going to make today only a partial work day.)
It was probably a month ago that I let him know that it might be impossible to get one of the tax refunds, due to the IRS requiring documents that I didn’t have. But shortly after that I let him know that the issue had been resolved, and that the money for both refunds had been deposited in the estate account, so everything was square. Nothing else needed to be paid out or deposited, so I just wanted to know what the next step is.
So I had called once, then I actually stopped by and left a note explaining that the accounts were settled as they should be, along with a printout of the last two required deposits, then I called and left another message on the general office voice mail, and then a week or so later I left yet anothervoice mail on his direct line. So things had been taken care of about a month ago, yet every message that I’ve left since then has gone unanswered… so I’m left here waiting for guidance on what comes next.
Like I said in the last message I left him… if there’s something else that I need to do, or anything else “official” that he needs to do in order for me to close the account, just please let me know. I just want to be in the loop, even if the answer is “I still have to file several TPS reports and it could take up to six months.” just let me F’ing know. 😑 And alternatively, if everything is good and I can split and close the account tomorrow – then great… just let me F’ing know. 😠 I honestly can’t think of a single good reason why they would be ducking me like this, but I’m still hoping that there’s just been some sort of miscommunication and it’s not intentional.
And I know that I probably haven’t been the easiest client to work with, since I’ve had a few questions and hiccups here and there throughout the process… but I also know that I’m not the dumbest asshole that he’s had to work with either. Meh… it won’t be today, but sometime this week I’m going to be going there to find out what the problem is. 😠 I’m gonna try not to get loud, but someone in that office better be able to answer some damn questions and get this friggin’ train ride moving again. It’s so close to being over, and this time it’s not me that’s leaning on the brake. 😒