The Last Errand

On Friday, I ran the last errand for my father that I’ll ever do.  He passed away about 16 months ago, and I think after so many years of running around, phone calls, lawyers, doctors, you name it, I’m finally done this time.

Briefly: I visited the bank and closed out the last few dollars of his estate account.   In the past I’ve lacked proper court papers, or the court papers were hard to get, or I didn’t know I needed court papers.  I also knew that to complete even the most mundane transaction at Bank of America requires an appointment, so I made one.  I was in and out in less than 10 minutes.  It was anti-climatic in a way that so few things were over the years.

So I think that’s it.  Actually the only thing that could pop up now is that my dad’s “estate” (in quotes for a reason) is audited somehow.  So — if you’re reading this and are from a taxing authority of any kind, you *definitely* don’t need to waste your time on this.  It was all above board and believe me, there are much bigger fish to fry.

 

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One response to “The Last Errand”

  1. Ryann says :

    Peter, this is wonderful. My name is Ryann and I’m the co-founder of a nonprofit creating an app to help support caregivers (especially people who are caring for their parents and children at the same time). Feel free to check it out at caringforyou.allmentalhealth.org. Also, we have some articles for the sandwich generation at allmentalhealth.org/care. I’d love to hear your feedback – feel free to email me at ryann@allmentalhealth.org. We’d love to interview you and feature your story and your blog! Thanks again.

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