|I hate feeling ambivalent
||[Sep. 29th, 2010|01:40 am]
Bear with me, I'm resisting the terrible urge to go into too much detail. Maybe i'll add more detail in a separate private entry, ha.|
I got good news today from a family member, but I feel it sucks how the news has come about, so I'm left feeling very ambivalent about it-- among other reasons.
In a nutshell, my Aunt Joy [my dad's younger sister] called me earlier this afternoon and mentioned that my grandfather's brother died last week (who I don't recall ever hearing about, much less ever meeting the guy) and left a house [and whatnot] behind in Panama City. (My mom remembers him, but apparently I don't.) She said that he was the "last Sullivan of the family" (I guess if you consider it strictly from a "male line" view), so Sandra (the older sister) is handling [at the least, from what I can recall--I'm fuzzy already, can you tell my memory sucks yet?] the sale of his house, and the proceeds from the sale will be divvied up as how I'm going to state below.
I'm not aware of or having been told of any living direct children or a wife or anything, so I'm assuming it's going to be split up to 4 ways between my grandfather's living children (my two aunts), my uncle Dave's wife (who was left a widow), and me (since, my parents were divorced and I'm his next-of-kin). When I mentioned the news to my mom, she mentioned that the house wasn't very big, so when I just a little bit ago looked at average housing prices for houses on the small size, I figured at the *very* least I could probably look forward to receiving $15k. I was told it may come quick, it may not-- could take up to a year, depends. I apparently have to do something concerning probate, and that Sandra will front the fee associated with it until the come from the sale of the house (which I'll have to repay, but whatever, as long as the fee isn't outrageous).
I feel more okay talking about this here, mostly since hardly anyone reads my LJ. It's just aside from what I stated in the beginning, most people are aware on some level how others flock to you when they hear about cash windfalls like this, you know?