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Thu May 19

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:50 PM

Re: Shower light burnt out

...bulb ... good in ...humid conditions. So, it's perfect for a shower...

Glad to hear this. My response to your previous post would have been, "If the bulb's NG for humid conditions, then humidity will get in anyway and caulk [more]

Mon May 16

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YewGuise replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 9:48 PM

Re: Commercials that annoy me

What are commercials?
Oh yeah, those clever ads I watch during the Super Bowl!

YG
whose DVR gets a workout

Sat May 14

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YewGuise posted to the Political Asylum board. 6:01 PM

I already use the "wrong" bathroom

As a 60-something woman, I confess I've been using men's bathrooms for decades. Whenever the line for the ladies' room gets too long:
- If the men's room is a single room, and empty with no line, I use it.
- If the men's room is one with [more]

Sat May 7

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YewGuise replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 1:16 PM

Re: Short sale

Wow.

We're going to let things play out on the build, but at the same time, we are actively pursuing a life and alternatives.

Makes sense. Good luck!

Fri May 6

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YewGuise replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 10:23 PM

Re: Short sale

...not what we would want to take on the property for...

What would you want to take on the property for? That's what your offer should be: what it's worth to you, short sale or not. That way, if you get it, you'll be happy [more]

Tue May 3

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YewGuise replied to the Baby Boomers board. 11:06 PM

Re: Just Checking ...

(raises hand)

I'm more on the Taking Care of Parents board these days; Dad's 90 and could have another 10 years to go.

DH & I are retired, children are grown, no grandchildren (yet). 35-yr-old DD has a very good career, and [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:02 PM

Re: New Foundation

LOL, what a good memory you have!

...my mom has managed these properties for decades, and they are a part of who she is.
...they are beautiful... 11' ceilings, ... original details like the ornate wood floors and details along the
[more]

Sat Apr 30

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:52 PM

Re: New Foundation

...$1 mil selling it as-is right now...

Does the house have historic designation? If not, you might come out ahead tearing it down and building new.

My neighborhood is comprised of 1950's ramblers and split-levels. Over the [more]

Thu Apr 28

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:50 PM

Re: New Foundation

Oh yeah, I saw where that was headed.

Can you issue a stop work order, have an independent inspector go over the whole building with a fine tooth comb (roof, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, structure); then let your current guy and others bid on [more]

Mon Apr 25

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YewGuise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 3:11 PM

Re: Trust, POA

FYI, more discussion on "Estate Planning" board, where I X-posted:

http://boards.fool.com/trust-poa-32217692.aspx?sort=whole#32...

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YewGuise replied to the Estate Planning and the Fool board. 3:08 PM

Re: Trust, POA

OK, I can see where it could get complicated, and can even think of an example:
I have a several siblings to whom Dad routinely sends money. If any of them were co-trustee, there would be a conflict of interest.

You also mentioned [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Estate Planning and the Fool board. 9:43 AM

Re: Trust, POA

The concern is that a co-trustee has agreed to take on the responsibility for the trust ... Whenever there are responsibilities, there are likely corresponding issues if you do not discharge those responsibilities faithfully.

Peter, [more]

Sun Apr 24

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YewGuise replied to the Estate Planning and the Fool board. 5:59 PM

Re: Trust, POA

Since you have immediate and not a springing POA, if he had a checking account outside the trust, you would have full and immediate access to do all account functions, correct?

Yes.

I'm asking as we are doing some estate [more]

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YewGuise posted to the Estate Planning and the Fool board. 11:57 AM

Trust, POA

X-Post to "Taking Care of Parents"

Here's what my elderly father set up about 6 years ago:
- A "pour-over" will, which names his Trust as beneficiary.
- A Revocable Living Trust, with himself as Trustee. All major [more]

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YewGuise posted to the Taking Care of Parents board. 11:51 AM

Trust, POA

Here's what Dad set up about 6 years ago:
- A "pour-over" will, which names his Trust as beneficiary.
- A Revocable Living Trust, with himself as Trustee. All major assets (house, bank accounts*) are owned by the Trust. As alternate [more]

Sat Apr 23

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YewGuise replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 3:51 PM

Re: Phrases I am sick of hearing

"I can't even."

Fri Apr 22

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YewGuise posted to the Taking Care of Parents board. 11:30 AM

upside of frailty

Got a call from a friend of Dad's this morning:

"Do you know where your father is? He didn't answer his phone or his cell phone, so I came over, and he's not here. Suzy (the Home Instead caregiver) is here and says he hasn't taken his [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:04 AM

Re: Plumbing vent roof leak

I just wasn't fathoming that a vent pipe would leak.

Yep, pretty rare, but happens. The vent pipe from my kitchen drain once developed a leak (old corroded pipe), with the result that when the sink drain clogged:
- if I let it [more]

Wed Apr 20

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:38 PM

Re: "The Secret Shame"

...I never wanted to keep up with the Joneses. But... I wanted my children to keep up with the Joneses’ children.

This. Well, not even keeping up with the Joneses' children, but just doing at least well enough that they're financially [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:05 PM

Re: "The Secret Shame"

So far, three down and one more is marrying in two months.

Yay, congrats!

...rehearsal dinner.

Yeah, I told DS, "Here's the amount, and if we're expected to cover the rehearsal dinner, that'll have to [more]

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