|Some color this morning out by my garage door|
I put it off long enough. I can't put it off any longer. I had to update my will. That's what I worked on all morning. I hate doing this.
I've lost count of the number of wills that I've had made. I thought when I had my first will drawn up way back in the Sixties, that would do me for a while. Oh no, every time I've changed my address I've had to change my will. Every time my circumstances have change, time to change the will again.
My last new will was two years ago, 2008. Since then my Mother has died and one of my main beneficiaries, "Jeff" (of longtime friend previously mentioned blogs), has lost his mind. He is mentally incapable doing anything much these days so it would be pointless to have him named in my will to 'remove personal items' from my house before my executors (my brother and his wife) comb through my lifetime of accumulations to distribute them. Plus, I had also made a monetary bequest to Jeff but I have to remove that bequest because it would probably end up in the hands of his partner, who I do not like. Life does get complicated doesn't it?
This morning I also worked on my second copy of the "Making Things Easy For My Family" booklet. This is an information source of all my financial records; names, telephone numbers, etc. so my executors won't go crazy searching for this information when I'm no longer around. Gathering and putting all this information down is such a pain. I can't tell you how much I hate it. I just want my life to be simple and uncomplicated. That seems impossible these days.
Pictured on this blog is my first bloom of spring flowers right outside my garage door. Spring, a New Beginning. I hope I'm around for a many more springs to come.
Right now I'm looking at a colonoscopy examination at the end of this month. Next week I take an Old People's bus trip to New York City. I updated my travel accident insurance this morning. That too was a pain finding the right telephone number. Next month Bill and I are taking a trip down South to his hometown and to visit my brother in South Carolina. Then I'm going to touch base at the Family Roots in the hills of western North Carolina (hillbilly country). Who knows what will happen during these excursions? I better be pretty well prepared.
Right now I'm having lunch then a nap before I go to work this afternoon.
Just another day in this retiree's (complicated) life.
|White on white out by the entrance to my basement - what was I thinking?|