This week has been a little frazzling between the whole, you know, thing that I’m not going to write about again (I hope) but still hasn’t totally gone away and what for me has been a busy activity week. Monday I worked late because of the 2 hours at the Drs. and then went to the store to buy saltines, applesauce and bananas for the week plus pick up a prescription so I got home late; Tuesday was yoga night so I got home late; last night I met my long-lost-and-now-found-again friend Tonya for a wonderful walk and dinner so I got home late and tonight we have tickets to see Harvey Pekar and when we get home (late), Mom and Erin will have arrived.
This long wind-up is supposed to explain why I’m phoning in another entry. Death, Taxes and CSRs via Consumerist, someone has to say it:
... another form of grief that often comes about after the passing of a loved one: sorting through a lifetimeâ€™s documentation of accounts and finances, trying to get the deceasedâ€™s consumer affairs in order. Unfortunately, his fatherâ€™s affairs seem to have been in a bit of a mess. But no matter how well organized a loved oneâ€™s finances are at his time of death, itâ€™s cold comfort to go straight from the funeral to the endless sorting of papers and documentation.
Weâ€™re posting this largely to suggest to our readers that they might want to have a serious discussion with their parents about what to do in case they die.