Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by Bahimiron, Jan 6, 2012.
At what point do you cut down the mightiest tree in the forest with the herring?
I just broke a tooth. Now I have to eat Christmas dinner with the left side of my mouth.
I hope my dentist is working tomorrow.
Apologies to anyone if I have been off or too emotional or brusque or whatever. My father fell ill recently and he passed away sometime last night.
Apologies to my Secret Santee as well. Your gifts will be in the mail tomorrow.
Ah shit. My condolences, Bill. I hope you can find peace and strength with your family right now.
Sorry to hear that Bill. There's never a good time to lose someone but I can't think of many worse times than this. Hope you all get through this.
Damn. So sorry to hear that Bill. Thinking good thoughts for you and your family.
Like-hug for Bill.
n+1 brohugs for you, Bill.
Condolences, Bill. Find strength in your family and friends (even the goofball ones here on the Internet).
I'm so sorry, Bill. ((hug))
Update: I got the Blu-Ray for Christmas. I can't wait to watch it! <3
Thank you for telling me this exists. Having it makes me really happy.
Bill Dungsroman Death sucks, I'ma go kick that sonofabitch's ass for ya.
Sorry bro, I twisted my ankle running my brother down (I suck at jumping fences, but I'm a terminator so I still got him. FUCKER STOLE MY BISCUIT) and ate so much food that I think I'm gonna break something.
Now excuse me, I have a date with destiny (aka the toilet).
Aw, sorry to hear that Bill.
In other much less serious news, I just realised that the two really ugly chairs in my niece's room, which used to be mine but I was happy to part with, are actually rare Danish design that sell for $2500 a piece even without the original upholstery, which these still have...
Bill... sorry to hear that. My condolences. And remember, if ya need to talk, you've got us.
That sucks, Bill. Sorry man.
So sorry to hear that Bill. It is awful to deal with. Take care man.
I'm so sorry for your loss Bill. Take care of yourself over the next few days, it's really easy not to when dealing with the funeral arrangements and grief.
Your Santee will understand.
Thanks, everyone. Yeah that's the thing, really. My dad left everything to my brother and I but he designated the executors of his will as his two sisters,, neither of which apparently are in any shape to make the trip up to Oregon. We are trying to convince at least one of them to go, in order to expedite matters. I'd rather not try to handle matters related to the will and so forth when I am not executor. Funeral arrangements and all that I can handle.
As a somewhat peculiar sidenote, apparently my dad willed me his Ford F-150 and gun collection. Does anyone have any clue how I go about registering these items in my name? For this I am at a complete loss.
Aww, hell, Bill. I don't think there's anything I can say that you haven't already heard, but you have all my feels. Yes, all of them.
If your father was even half the man you turned out to be, he must have been one heck of a guy.
Go to a local police station and explain to them the situation. They'll tell you what to do.
In my area, a similar situation happened with my brother and law and they basically said to bring the guns up to the station and they'd go through the registration process. He was understandably nervous driving to a police station with a trunkload of guns, but that's what they said to do...lol
Awesome, I will do that. A few of my patients are in law enforcement, I may ask them as well.
I have a little experience with the inherited vehicle bit in Nevada. You will need to take a death certificate and something showing you as the inheritor (the will, a court order, etc), along with the truck's title and registration (if no title because it was still under payments, you'll have to ask the bank/lender what's next too) down to the DMV. It wouldn't hurt to drive the truck down there when you go in case there is any reason they need to sign off on the VIN or anything; sometimes records get hairy when it's more than a routine renewal.
Call first though; honestly there may be specifics that you don't want to come back for.
So sorry Bill.
Inheriting a vehicle in Oregon
It looks like it may be a tad more complex than it is here in CA & will depend on whether the rest of the estate will be probated (officially in court) or can be resolved without probate (smallish estates without real estate, or where most assets are in a trust, usually won't need the formal probate process). If you have specific questions I might be able to find you some good info, feel free to PM or what have you.
No problem. :)
Tell me what you think of it. I decided to hold off getting it until after the holidays.
My dad's estate was quite small and I read his will yesterday. It clearly lists only my brother and I as beneficiaries with his two sisters the executors. I should think it will avoid probate.
it should be mostly straightforward then. I hope so, you & your family have enough to deal with now.
Just experienced possibly the worst Christmas we've ever experienced.
1) her father had another stroke a few weeks ago, and has been bedridden ever since. It was his 3rd stroke this year. Her nephew's girlfriend (yes, not even remotely related to us) released a torrent of bile on a shared friend's page, insinuating that my wife didn't care about her father. My wife busted a gasket after reading that. The ensuing family drama caused everyone to unfriend each other on Facebook, and they ended up boycotting the family celebration.
2) We ran out of money just before the event, and had to cancel our hotel reservations, and ended up sleeping in the second bedroom at her father's place. This is the place he's renting after having been evicted earlier this year due to his own financial problems. So, we had one kid in the bed with us, and the other kids had to find couches around the place for the one night we were staying over.
3) I've never gotten along with her father (big surprise), so it was with some trepidation that I was asked to help care for him for the night we were spending there. I ended up helping him get dressed in his house pajamas in the morning, and lifting him up and into his wheelchair a few times. I could tell from his tone of voice that he absolutely hated asking me for help. I'm guessing he was hoping that I'd say "No", so that he could be satisfied that he was right about me for the last 26 years.
4) My wife broke down in tears about once an hour: Her father's in all kinds of bad shape, her family treats her like shit, and we ran out of money before she could buy me more than a few bits of gifts here and there. I honestly don't care about my gifts, but I don't think that helped anything.
I'm basically thankful we made it back home, and that we're all healthy. Also, we have just enough money in the bank account to make it until payday. I'm thinking putting my head down and just getting back to work is the best thing. There are 364 days until we have to go through this again.
talked to my dad on christmas eve.
First time in 10 years.
I have a brother and sister I've never seen. In Africa.
Bits of my life are fucking *weird*, man.
Drove my wife, son, and my parents down to California for Christmas, after getting off work Friday night. My son threw up three times on the trip. Turns out my mother had the stomach flu or similar bug but didn't think she was contagious. My son threw up again that night, on me this time. We spent that night and the entire day Saturday at my wife's godmother's house, with my mother, son, and now my father and my wife sick with the stomach flu. We had to cancel visiting my 97-year-old grandmother for Christmas as well as all the other Christmas plans with the extended family, as our family unit was pretty much a roving contagion. Drove back to Vegas on Sunday, and due to an accident somewhere on the I-15, the 3.5 hour trip took 7 hours. Luckily, everyone got better by the 26th. So, yeah, Christmas.
I have irritated sinuses and a very sore throat. So does Quat. MIL built a fire in the fireplace this morning and still can't get the flue open all the way. Smoke is very irritating. (How did I ever smoke cigarettes? Does not compute.)
Maybe she should have one of you check the flue before she builds the fire?
I've taken a bunch of ex cow-orkers and their SOs etc to a raw vegan restaurant tonight. Most of them are big meat eaters. Surprisingly nobody disliked their food and the desserts were a big hit with everyone.
So, what did you have to eat?
I have no problem with eating vegetarian, but I have yet to see an appealing raw menu, so I'm curious since everyone liked it. Perhaps I just haven't looked hard enough.
Should you ever find yourself in Kansas City, I recommend FuD if you're into raw vegan food. It's surprisingly tasty and rather filling.
There are some tricks - for example blended nuts can be made to simulate meat consistency, you can blend/press/dry sprouts and stuff like that to create "bread" or biscuits, you can make "noodles" out of zucchini (using a sort of spiraling grater) etc. You can get pretty fancy with this stuff. Can't really describe it but here are some pictures of the foods we had:
When you guys get to Las Vegas, check out http://www.gorawcafe.com/ if you can get a chance. Their food is pretty good compared to most of the raw/vegan style places I've been to.
Zucchini noodles are goddamn amazing. I should buy one of those grater thingies.
I'm lazy, so I just stick to spaghetti squash. No fancy thingamajigs needed!
Spaghetti squash are so weird.
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