My eldest sister has been busy with numerous doctors appointments since discovering the small brain tumor in her brain and that she is suffering from a sleep disorder called Narcolepsy. And now they are talking heart issues which is disturbing since heart problems do tend to run in the family.
So now there are even more doctors and specialist being brought on board that she needs to make appointments for and talk with, with even more tests involved. Since they discovered her Narcolepsy she has stopped driving so all of these appointments are a big deal because it entails trying to find someone who can drive her back and forth for all of her appointments, medical and legal alike. They are talking about the possibility of an overnight hospital stay next month to do some exploratory procedures which is a bit unsettling for her and everyone close to her.
During all of the madness so has turned to Jupiter Trust Litigation to assist her with her estate planning, updating her will and all the other legal issues and options that go along with getting all your affairs in order at a time such as this. Estate planning can be a real emotional unsettling effort, so having the right legal assistance is so very important. Things can get ugly in a time of crisis, most of us can testify to that fact, first hand. But if there is anything that you can do to make the inevitable crisis a smoother process the better.
It is hard to believe that the month of March is quickly approaching us. March is a busy month, besides the beginning of spring and all that goes along with that. If the groundhog was right we are to expect an early spring which I don’t know of anyone that isn’t happy to hear that.
The month of March brings a ton of birthdays to friends and family. I always know that I will be broke in the month March because of all the birthdays. And I’m still trying to recover from Christmas just a few months ago. Right now I am looking at various electric guitars for sale online to give to my nephew on Easter which is in March this year, along with Daylight Savings Time, Saint Patrick’s Day and if I remember correctly Palm Sunday.
I will be seeing my nephew at the family Easter dinner and since I didn’t get to hook up with him over the Christmas holiday season I figured I’d make it up to him on Easter. He is a good kid, the oldest and the one that seems like he just might make a contribution in this world some day. Guess he is really my favorite. I was there when he was born and baby sat him up until they up and moved away to Colorado a few years ago. It will be good to see them all again. I will pull him aside of course and present him with it in private, so as not to draw a lot of attention from all the others that will be there that day.
Most people I know are getting excited about getting money back here real soon from having done the yearly chore of filing our tax returns. From what I hear is that a good amount of this money is going straight to credit card companies that must really rake it in and totally love this time of year when so many people are using their tax money to keep them all in business and in the red.
My brother-in-law just got his check and went immediately online to order the products that he has been anxious to get going so that he can start bringing in some more money through his “fix it shop” that he has built out back. It takes money to make money, there is no doubt about that. It will be great when he gets the auto lift that he ordered from best buy auto equipment. He has been on their mailing list for the last couple of years and has done a good amount of business with them and keeps coming back for more, so they must be doing something right. He isn’t known for being quiet and easy-going, actually he can be a real pain in the neck at times, but a good guy with a good heart that keeps my sister and their kids happy.
two post car lift
Once he gets this car lift delivered, installed and ready to go, I believe that he will start doing more side jobs that he has turned down until he gets this much-anticipated auto lift. I know that I’ll be turning to him for some work that he has been promising me from all the help I have provided for him during this whole process of getting his shop built and ready for business.
Your company picked a 401K plan as part of their benefits package. They tempted you to sign up for it and then promised to match money up to a certain (low) percentage of your salary. For a lot of people, the 401K is the only retirement effort they can afford to make. Matching contributions were considered as part of the overall compensation package. Plus, you trusted the CFO to pick out a good plan – one that was safe and would grow over the years.
Now there are so many companies that are tightening their belts and instead of cutting management bonuses and excessive management salaries, as they should, they have found a new way to screw over the desk jockeys and warehouse workers. They have pulled out of matching the 401 K contributions. So you non-upper management workers have just taken a pay cut that you didn’t even know you were taking. How depressing is that?
One of my favorite shows that I really enjoy watching is Undercover Boss. This inspiring reality show is where the big bosses are in disguise work amongst their employees to see how their companies are actually being run and what they plan on doing about it. There is a U.K. version as well, but I like the American version much better. If you ever get the chance to watch this reality show on CBS I think you would be impressed.
This video that is on YouTube.com is one of my favorites “Undercover Boss US Hooters”
If I have the chance to travel to the DC area next week for an interview I hope to have a couple extra days to drive around the area and do some spring sightseeing. One thing I’ve always wanted to do is book a “boat and breakfast” package to sleep aboard one of the sailboats in the Annapolis Harbor. The Windward is a 74 foot sailing schooner that takes people on 2 hour tours during the day. On Saturday nights they allow up to four couples to book their special “boat and breakfast” package which includes a 2 hour sunset sail on the Chesapeake, docking in Annapolis for you to have dinner downtown, and then return to the ship around 11pm to sleep aboard the schooner in one of the 4 staterooms. In the morning you are served breakfast on deck and you have until 11:00 am to re pack your duffel bag and head out. It sounds like great fun, and with the right mix of other couples could be a magical evening for everyone.
There are three areas in Maryland that I love and would certainly consider living there if I had a good employment offer. Frederick, Baltimore, and Annapolis. To be honest, I love Annapolis, the state capital, and have spent dozens of weekends there on sailboats and in bed and breakfasts for summer weekends. I’m sure that UMT Marine, with their website of http://www.umtmarine.com does a lot of work for people and plenty of businesses in that area.They would expect nothing less than the best and UMT Marine is knows for their commitment to old world, custom crafted marine technology. You really should check out their website, it’s pretty impressive and full of interesting information in the manufacturing of Custom Marine equipment.
If I get the job offer I’m expecting, I won’t hesitate to call a broker to get started looking for a house. Spending some time tonight on various websites to get a feel for prime real estate in the Baltimore area and also checked out the Annapolis area so that when I have my job interview next week I’ll know what I can handle for housing and relocation expenses.