I’m writing this particular entry at 6:00a because yesterday kicked my ass, and I ended up falling asleep around 8:00p last night… which, honestly, I don’t even remember happening. 😏 I guess that serves as proof (?) of how I have a limited battery when it comes to certain types of activities.
Yesterday afternoon was my appointment with the estate attorney, which I hope will be one of the last times that I have to see him. He was nice as usual, and it seemed that his lack of focus on my particular needs was based more on his full plate rather than anything intentional. I’m not excusing it, the way my calls went unanswered, but I’ve made my share of mistakes or slight delays in the process as well, so it just is what it is.
Everything is going to wind down now, finally, and with the exception of a little paperwork and an appearance before the court (for Steve, not me) there’s not much else that I’m likely going to have to do. I only have to wait a few days to make sure the figures that I’ve got are kosher, and then that’ll pretty much be that.
But yesterday… heh… I thought I was gonna be able to go in there and wrap things up in like ten minutes, but of course things are never that simple when lawyers and courts are involved. 🙄 I didn’t think I’d have to bring all of the shit I’ve compiled over the past year and a half, so I had to also run over to the bank, run back home for some stuff, and then back there to drop off the remaining paperwork. A little more work at home, preparing some paperwork and stuff I have to mail out, and *ploop* … I was out. 😳😴
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.