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Getting Older Sure Beats The Alternative

September 10th, 2009 at 04:49 pm

Today DH & I had a consultation with an attorney who specializes in estate plans. Tho it's been almost 2 years since we moved to Texas, I wanted to wait until after we had purchased a house to re-do our estate documents. DH is a bit flabbergasted at the cost (we really should go for a trust this time instead of a simple and less expensive will) and may need a bit of time to get used to the idea of the cost before we proceed. But I really don't want us to delay too long ... Such an important part of our overall financial plan.

Yesterday morning, while I was running the good ol' Epi Slim over my face (those of you who will recall my angst about a facial waxing may be interested to learn I have adopted a DIY approach), I started thinking about the upcoming lawyer appointment.

Thoughts started to wander: estate planning ... facial hair removal ... I sure am getting older! The instant that thought started to turn into a whine, my thoughts jumped to my friend from college, SB.

SB turned 21 over winter break of his junior year. He went out drinking to celebrate, crashed his car and died.

Hard to believe that was over half a lifetime ago.

Hard to believe it's already been 8 years since 9/11/01.

I will take getting older and all that comes along with it thankfully.

4 Responses to “Getting Older Sure Beats The Alternative”

  1. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Great point !

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Well said.

  3. Jerry Says:

    Getting older is not so bad when you have that kind of perspective. The right attitude can lead people to live a more fulfilling life. It sounds like you have that already. There's no insurance in life that keeps you from experiencing bad things. But, if you have the right outlook you can rise above your challenges.

  4. fern Says:

    I started doing an awful lot of thinking about my advancing age about a year or so ago. Can't say i love it, but i guess you've got to embrace what you can't control anyway.

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