I am working on updating my will – not that I’m expecting I’ll need it anytime soon (our mom lived until age 92-1/2, one of her sisters lived to be 100) but I want to know that I’ve tried to think of everything. I visited my attorney yesterday and the funeral director today. And here is my guidebook.
Here’s the table of contents:
They have thought of everything and I have it completely filled out and only will need to update it as needed, right down to new passwords and deceased pets.
I always say that if I had kids I’d let them take care of the details but….no kids. And as the funeral director said to me this morning – he’s had kids say no, they don’t want to decide on funeral arrangements, close accounts, sell the house and more so just because you have kids doesn’t mean all the loose ends are tied up.
Did you realize that you not only need an executor but you also need an alternate executor? That person will have to find homes for animals that might still be living (I have promised not to get any more￼), clean out the house as well as the other buildings and dispose of all possessions, sell the acreage and close my estate.
I am going on a campaign of starting to clean out now. The problem with a big house and a quilt shop is that I have room to keep it all! That’s not a good thing because there’s always room for more. Not funny really.
I’ve had the best time on the hunt for things that I liked to collect but I can’t do that anymore. I like the “renting from the thrift store” plan best but I’ve stayed away from my favorite store for months now.
This is just food for thought – my thoughts right now.
And for a funny picture to close this post – Becky’s husband, Tom, got new jeans! Haha!