First and foremost, I did receive a response from the designer of “the chart”. She was super nice. She said she designed to be so as not to be symmetrical and to have some of the things in it that I was questioning. I’m not going to question that because her designs seem amazing and I love them all but . . I am still changing the things that bother me being off center. She did thank me for letting her know about the errors in the borders.
We had an appointment in town early this morning to get new wills done but the attorney said our Texas wills should be fine. I didn’t have them because . . well, I haven’t found them. I’m thinking they’re in the safety deposit box. Chad and Nicole have copies too so I’m not real concerned but I’ll find them, drop them off and let him be sure they’re good in Missouri. They do things a bit differently in Missouri. We can have a “TOD” which is “transfer on death” on the titles to our vehicles so when we both pass, our vehicles will automatically go to whomever we have designed on the title – like anyone will want those! We knew that from when we lived here before.
What we didn’t know is that they have something similar for the real estate – We can have a form drawn up and filed at the courthouse so that when both of us are gone, the house can be sold by Chad and Vince’s daughter and they’ll split the net sales price. I asked . . if one of us dies first, which more than likely will happen, can the other sell the house without requiring signatures from the two kiddos and yes, they only have an interest in the house once both of us are gone. That way, there’s no probate proceedings because real estate and cars will be handled that way. The investment accounts are already set up as to what to do with the money when we’re gone so it seems like estate transfers are very easily resolved in Missouri without a legal probate proceeding.
From there we went to Walmart. Vince needed some parts for something. My doctor had told me to wait three weeks after having been exposed to Covid before getting the booster. I could have gotten it this past Monday but didn’t want to feel bad while preparing for the Thanksgiving feast so . . got that done today. My vaccines are Moderna and I felt pretty bad after the second one but the booster is a smaller dose so I’m hoping I don’t feel bad. I can alway sleep no matter how bad I feel so . . that wouldn’t be so bad. Last night I was up til 1 a.m. The ceiling fan, which HAS to go, started making noise at 4 a.m. and I never went back to sleep so I’m a little tired today. I think when the electrician comes to run power to the pergola, we’ll get him to change the fan in our room. It’s a really tall ceiling and Vince doesn’t need to be doing that.
When we got in the car to leave Walmart, there was a note on my phone that someone had been to the front door at home so I looked and there were a couple of packages so we came home to retrieve those in case porch pirates are in the neighborhood. Vince had already said he wanted to go eat Mexican but I figured after driving home, he would be happy to stay home but nope, he had his heart set on Mexican so we went to Carthage. We usually go about 1:30 and it isn’t crowded. We got there about 12:15 and it was SO crowded. There were no parking places. I didn’t want to go into a crowded place so we went to the courthouse just a few blocks away and Vince ran in to pay our property taxes. Then he went to the tax assessor’s office to tell them we had added the shop and pergola so those can be added to our value. After all . . who doesn’t want to pay more taxes? I’m telling you . . Vince may not be perfect but he is honest to a fault. We went back to the Mexican restaurant and the place had kinda cleared out so we ate there.
I got a notice in the mail that I had to report for jury duty . . in Texas! What? I called them to tell them I no longer live there. They were nice. Everyone we’ve dealt with today was nice.
Vince has gone down to visit with his friend down the road. The other day Vince was out planting trees. I went out with Rita and didn’t see him anywhere, then noticed him at the house across the street visiting. He’s so much more social here than he was in Texas. Maybe it’s just having people close by or maybe he relates more to the people here. I have no idea but it’s kinda funny seeing Vince out visiting.