I told my boss this morning that after I finish up the few projects I am working on that I wanted to take several weeks off from work. Since my dad died, I feel like my life has changed in so many ways. Not only did I inherit "worldly" things, I have taken more responsibility for my dad's two sisters, one of whom lost her only son in January (he was never married nor had children). Neither are able to handle their finances although they both have enough money to cover their expenses at the moment. One is in a nursing facility against her will - her son was living with her at home and taking care of her but when he got sick she had to go. She is bedridden and wants to be waited on.
Then there's my brother with his whole situation with his wife, and he just found out he has prostate cancer.
And, I now own my dad's house and need to do something with it. I need to clean out one aunt's house and help my other aunt clean out a storage unit.
My DH is doing his best to maintain everything from a property and equipment standpoint. Since his dad died last year, he is helping his mother maintain her residence. Then we have my dad's house and other properties plus our house and a duplex.
I need to figure out what to do about my "job". At the moment, I just don't want to work at all and I definitely don't want to own a business (see prior blog entry). I am hoping that taking some time off will help clarify what I need to do on that front.
Last, I need to decide my priorities with my inheritance. With no debt, I can concentrate on my kids' educations and investing.
I am just so overwhelmed by it all.
And my poor children - my DS's birthday wish was that his grandpa was still alive.