Kirkkitsch’s Blog

Who Loves Me, Baby? (And Does It Really Matter?)
November 11, 2009, 6:00 am
Filed under: Life

Well, there’s not much to report. I’ve made plans to meet my dad in Fort Worth on Friday around noon. He has some papers for me to sign, regarding my old vehicle (it’s still in my name) and has a second set of keys to give me (to my new car). It’s unsettling, but he was uncharacteristically loving and upbeat during our most recent phone conversation. This isn’t to say that he’s normally an ogre, it’s just not our style to be on very chatty terms. At least two-way chatty; normally he does most of the talking, talking over me when I try to talk to him.

Also, since the bank account that my mom left me has to be closed out, now that her death has come to their attention, it looks like they will be sending me the balance. I’ve decided to pay off a chunk of my remaining mortgage and refinance, which according to my sources, will significantly reduce my payments as well as FINALLY get the house in my name. I have to get this all done before the end of the year in order to avoid paying some monstrous taxes. I’m also considering investing some of it. I realize there will be some to pay taxes on, but I don’t care. I don’t want to invest any more than I feel comfortable with. One of my investment options is to invest it in the new company that I will soon be the general manager of. I have confidence that the business will succeed and even if it doesn’t, the way I have it set up, I have zero risk of losing my original investment. It’s a long story, but trust me, I’ve covered all my bases. Basically, I think it’s going to be a good return. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t bother. Continue reading