Today I have to go to work and get my name badge picture retaken. I haven't had it done for around 10 years. The picture on it now shows me with curly permed hair and younger and fatter. Although the younger part looks good I think an updated picture is in order.
We went to the lawyer yesterday. So upsetting. If you have been reading for awhile you know I am sole support. My husband isn't working. So financial worries fall to me. The way my MIL has the will done everything will be divided evenly between my husband and BIL. Sounded simple and straightforward. What we found out though is as soon as she passes away we won't be able to touch her funds or life insurance until the estate is settled. It won't be settled until the house and car and all belongings are sold and equally divided. That means if the funeral expenses go over her small life insurance policy I will have to come up with the money. If the house doesn't sell for 2 years I will have to pay the utility bills and taxes and insurance. If I can't pay it would probably be sold for back taxes. That is how my father got all his property, bought other peoples houses that they lost for back taxes.
I am freaking out. We had no idea. My MIL did not mean to leave me in this position, she didn't understand, nor did we, what this would mean. So we have to figure out a way to do this where I won't get stuck.
Yikes. Another worry, I needed that....life was getting to calm. The lawyer wasn't much help actually either. He did say the way it was worded if my BIL decided to move into the house and slow down the sell of the house by keeping it dirty and not fixed up there was nothing I could do about it. Of course my MIL doesn't think her baby boy would do something like that but I do. Calgon take me away.
Now I don't know about the rest of the country, but big old 100 year old houses aren't selling rapidly in this town. The young folks all want those big blocky houses and the older folks don't want a big old house to take care of.
J-land. Any suggestions. Help, help, help. Do I run now and not look back. Leave them to this mess and start over. AAARRRGGGGHHHH.