Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Little League and Trusts

Did any of you two or three faithful readers happen to see any of the Little League World Series last month? It ended the weekend before Labor Day with a spectacular game between the US champions and the International Champions -- Mexico and ... da-DAH!... Hawaii! The kids from Waipio hit well, but they were spectacular in the field. You've gotta' be proud when you watch any of the 11- and 12-year-olds from all over the world playing their hearts out in Williamsport PA for that week. They are all great ball players. Lots to be said for the coaches who get them there, too. And for the parents who put huge $$$ out there in equipment, uniforms, travel, coaching, etc. because they care about their kids. Not to mention the time commitment. Oh, yes, the series was in direct conflict with the Olympics. I almost missed it, and was specifically watching for it.

Ian and I dealt with our father's bank today. It turned out to be remarkably easy. Can't easily modify the credit card, so it will stay put. The fuel bills for the boat go there. Not much else. Don't have to take the card away from him. Added debit cards on the checking account for Ian and me because that's in the trust. Also rolled over the savings account, another piece of the trust. Over in the Investment Banking department, we initiated the process to direct deposit his annuity check. He needs authorize that, though. Two more accounts are already part of the trust, and will be restructured in the same way as the Checking and Savings accounts. We can keep his $$$ safe and his bills paid. Now if we can get him to give at least one of us access to his safety deposit box ....

He is getting instructions about his bodily functions (this one will be normal, that one will not) from some invisible entity. His words, "I got the message that this one will not be normal, but I felt that it was ...." I asked him who he was getting the message from, and the "invisible" part is his term.

Bought a package of super-absorbent Depends today. Hope we can get him to use them.

Look for the good. Laugh at yourself occasionally, just to keep life in perspective. Give thanks! Keep praying.

1 comment:

  1. Have just logged into your blog and on reading your recent contibutions realise that the last thing you need at htis moment is my e mails about our family history! Will keep in touch through these blogs and I am sure you know we are praying for you at this difficult time.
    Although it may not seem like it at the time, the Lord never gives us more than we can handle.
    Hang on in there


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