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July 15th, 2010 at 04:41 pm

Hi Saving Advice friends!! Just checking in. Don't have a lot to say. Don't seem to have a lot of time and energy to blog lately (or iron clothes or wash dishes or vacuum or run errands or...) but I'm here. All I can do is keep trying.

My parents just left my home and it was wonderful having them visit for 2 weeks from the next state over. However, spending time with them and seeing how much they've aged, it makes me feel guilty about my lack of progress in estate planning and creating a will. I still haven't done so. It's like writer's block or something.

My to-do list is still 30 miles of rough road. I really have to break it down to more manageable pieces, but then that's another 'to-do' item. (smile)
I think I need a personal secretary (smile).

Positive progress on other things:

The kid is doing somewhat better.

The wealth account has reached $15,000.

My parents were able to help us clear the tree limbs that were scratching the roof (which means we've scratched THAT item off the to-do list). It also means we saved about $500 for a handyman/tree trimmer. And some new roof shingles. (We rented a long-handled chainsaw tree trimmer for $40 for a day.)

Because my father drove his pick up truck to visit, we were also able to use it to pick up the kitchen table that I finally ordered, saving a $50 delivery fee.

Parents are great, aren't they?

I'm still inspired by everyone's blogs. Happy saving everyone!

3 Responses to “Checking In”

  1. Homebody Says:

    Oh man, you and me both. It's all I can do to do a load of laundry and clean up the kitchen after work. Forget the extras!

  2. Jerry Says:

    I agree about the mixed feelings regarding aging parents. My folks are still going strong, but they look a lot different than they did even just a few years ago... and it definitely leads to a not-so-subtle reminder to have the important paperwork done. Wills, estate planning, life insurance, all of that...
    Jerry

  3. Chris L. Says:

    You mentioned your to-do list is 30miles long. You need to take a little time off. I don't mean a vacation. Just a few hours -heck, even one hour. Do what you want and forget about the hustle and bustle of the house and kids for that one hour. Take a long, luxurious bubble bath, turn on your favorite music and sit down with a hot steaming cup of tea (or your favorite drink). It will do you wonders and when you regroup you will feel so much better. Not that tired. Try it.

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