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Be Careful About What You Wish For

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on August 12, 2010 - 9:21pm

For many years I have mentioned that I wanted to buy a new car, have a decent size heated swimming pool in my back yard, go on a big vacation, retire and not worry about bills, and get a baby grand piano.

Tonight The Man and his siblings had a financial meeting with the contents of his mother's safe deposit box. The Man's mother, who passed away two years ago, left each of the kids some money. They each got some when her house sold a month ago. It was not much because the house sold for less than $30,000.00. Tonight he showed me some of it and I just sobbed. It makes me feel so bad that she did not use the money for herself. She had a horrible life. When her husband died she received a settlement and told me that she had a check for each one of the kids. From 1975 to 2005, she would keep money in envelopes in her dresser, kitchen, closets, purses and all over. She had Social Security checks all over the house. The money was divided up tonight between each of the siblings. I looked at all of that cash and sobbed. She lived in a nursing home for about six years and had been blind for about eight years at least. I think about how she could have used that money to have home health care and live at home longer. I am really having a hard time with it.

I have always told my parents to enjoy what money they have saved and don't leave me or my brother and sister anything. They work and worked so hard for every little thing they have. They survived the Depression, employment lay-offs, huge debt my dad's mother had when she passed away many years ago and other issues. I want them to basically spend and enjoy the money they have saved. They are only going to be 86. They have a used motor home that they have at a campground a couple of blocks from my house. They have been there since Monday and are going back home (20 minutes from my house) on Saturday. They have a used pontoon boat they and my cousin and his wife fixed up. It is at the campground and I have yet to go for a little ride on it. I was there last night and tonight. They have fun and it is nice to have them right by me. I am going to try to get off of work early tomorrow so I can spend a good part of the day with them.

The Boy got stung by a wasp in two areas on his back. Poor guy. He was just frantic.

I woke up late again this morning and rather than call and say I just woke up, I called in, on the advice of The Man sick. I felt so guilty that at 2:30P I hopped in the shower, got dressed and went to work at 3:45. I was very pleased sitting in my air conditioned office. The heat is still very terrible where I live.

It's time to hit the pillow and listen to Josh. I want to be at work for 7A to get more work done that I did not do today.

Adios!

Kate

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