Friday, June 21, 2013

Feeling beat up

My older sister sent me a letter today, filled with big words, threatening to sue me over our mother's estate. Or, rather her mother's estate. I guess I came from a petrie dish. The letter -- which she claims she sent by both fax and mail -- doesn't even include my full name, so I never received the fax. The agency I work for is part of a multi-national corporation and I'm not the only one with my first name, so no one bothered to direct it to me.

Anyway, at first I was upset. She's been bullying me my whole life and this is just another episode. At first I started spinning. But then I looked at it again. She's just been trolling the internet and coming up with legal sounding phrases to fuck with my head.

I called her and told her to feel free to call me this evening and ask me any questions she may have. She's chosen not to. 

So tomorrow, I'll get up early and head on over the UPS Store and copy it, then drop it off at my lawyer's office with a note asking him to explain what's going on and why my behavior hasn't been "reprehensible." It's not how I want to spend my Saturday -- I have a full plate with Reynaldo's vet appointment and Kathleen's barbecue -- but it's what I have to do.

When all this is over, I'll never have to deal with her again.

BTW, my oldest friend, who has known my older sister her whole life, tells me to ignore her. I can't, in good conscience, do that. She has a right to know what's going on with the estate (such as it is). She just should have asked me, instead of threatening me. But that's not the point. My oldest friend really came through tonight, and I appreciate it enormously.