We got to sleep in a little bit after going to bed around 4:00 a.m. But we had a lot on the agenda, so we had to get going.
I had to go the funeral home to pay for my Dad's services and pick up death certificates. Not a pleasant way to start the day, but I wanted to get that taken care of, and we needed the death certificates for other appointments and administrative things I had to get done.
We stopped by the post office to pick up his mail which we had put on hold, and we got a forwarding order form.
Next, we went to the senior care agency that lined up caregivers for him. We needed to pay that final bill.
Then we had to meet with a probate attorney. Due to prior planning, a clear will, and his small estate, we can do what is called a "Petition to Dispense with Administration", and though I could have done it myself, I decided it was better to leave it up to the pros in that area. As a former real estate attorney, I saw too many times when attorneys not familiar with real estate laws and procedures got themselves in trouble and ended up causing us more work to fix their errors. Also, there is an old saying that "An attorney that represents himself has a fool for a client". No need to inadvertently prove that old saying is true. :)
After that, Linda & I went to O'Charley's for an early dinner. It was "Free Pie Wednesday", so we went there as a tribute to my parents. Whenever they had doctors appointments on Wednesdays, they would go get lunch and their free slice of pie. We had the pleasure of being part of that little tradition a few times in the last few years. :)
After getting some food in us, we went by my parents' house to make sure everything was okay and to disconnect and store all the outside hoses. We did some tidying up outside and took stock of what else we need to get done while we're here.
We mailed out life insurance claims and did the paperwork for burial benefits from his plumber's union and the Veterans Administration.
All his income was direct-deposited, and two of his three income sources made November 1 payments. I know that money has to go back, so I made phone calls. One can pull the money back out of the account, but I have to send a check back for the other one. I had notified his income sources as soon as he passed, but apparently it was too late to stop the deposits. I've seen too many instances where people thought they could keep funds like that and have spent it only to be told later they have to pay it back.
Fortunately, he had no debt, so we don't have to worry about that.
On the way home, we stopped at Walmart to pick up a prescription I had requested online earlier in the day. Once the prescription is in the system, I can easily order refills and select the store where we will pick them up.
Whew. It was a long, busy day after a night of little sleep. We were in bed by 9:00. Tomorrow, we'll be back at it again.
This morning we had to be at our doctor's office by 9:00. We were having lab work, EKGs, etc. as preparation for next week's physicals and consultations. Fortunately, they took us early, and we finished well before we expected.
Because we had an early dinner yesterday and had to fast overnight, we were starving, and Linda was a tad cranky since she hadn't had any coffee yet. Panera Bread fit the bill - she's a big fan of their cinnamon crunch bagels. :)
With a lot of time to kill before our lunch appointment, I picked up a couple of belts and a new pair of running shoes.
At 1:00, we met my sister, Linda, for lunch. We talked for almost two hours, and then we had to leave to make our dentist appointments.
Our health insurance covers annual physicals, but we don't carry dental insurance. We use our Health Savings Account to fund dental procedures. Today was cleaning and X-rays. No issues with our teeth - that's good news.
We headed back to the RV park in rush hour traffic. Once at home, we settled in for the night. Tomorrow should be a little less hectic than the last couple of days, but it will be the weekend before we can sleep in and not have a schedule. Looking forward to that. :)