All Systems Go…


Earlier today I started to write a mega-rant about the total chaos that is currently my life, but before I got to post it the situation has changed quite a bit.

  • I’ve been having a panic about addresses (or lack of addresses to be more precise) of hotels and venues for the Asia-Pacific OU trip I start tomorrow. This morning I got all that information, so I know what to do when I land at the airport now. Stress -=1
  • I’ve been having a panic about the flights because the invoices I’ve received suggest I’ve paid for flights I’m not taking, and not paid for flights I am taking. This concerns me because on two occasions in the past I’ve turned up at check-in desks only to be told my flights are confirmed but not paid for. Well I’ve just got revised invoices that list all flights I am taking. I’m still not sure how the numbers stack up because I think the new invoices only list additional costs for flight changes compared to the originals, rather than explicit costs per flight, but I can deal with that later. Stress -=1
  • My dad died nearly three years ago and I’m about to post a letter that marks the end of my role as Executor of his Will. Stress -= 1

I will now keep my fingers and toes crossed that nothing new comes out of the woodwork…



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

3 thoughts on “All Systems Go…”

  1. Bad news about your mom. 🙁

    Time depends on the complexity of estate and people involved. If you have to sell property it can be bad.

    If you have to find someone in a foreign country who you’ve never met and who doesn’t speak much English it can be even harder. 🙂

    Don’t be too quick to start giving money out. Things come out of the woodwork several months down the line. Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) have no 6 year rule like the tax folks. They will make you pay stuff owed from 40 years ago. 🙂

    Some of the banks are really helpful. Some of them are shocking. Trying to close some credit cards (with zero balance) was a nightmare. Felt like exhuming the body and posting it to them as proof!



  2. Nearly 7 years of lawsuits here. And I wasn’t even the executor! But the bad person had to allege collusion between myself and the executrix, thinking we would just pay him to go away. It just took nearly 7 years to call the bluff and turn it around to malicious prosecution.

    At least I’m not famous.

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