We are on vacation. We are on vacation on an island in a lake and in theory, away from civilization, but a few years ago, Primo got the wireless ID and password from the owner of the cottage and now, we are connected, even though we are on vacation and I do not want to be connected.
I don't mind being connected to facebook and to my favorite blogs (hello, Ask A Manager!), but I do not want to be connected to hotmail. Or, more specifically, I do not want Primo to be connected to hotmail. I want Primo to have a chance to rest. The past few months have been exhausting for him and he deserves a break.
I did tell you that we were going to cancel our vacation but then Sly, in his one act of good timing and of recent kindness, died before our cancellation deadline.
Thank you, Sly.
We are on vacation and yet, Ted and Jack will not shut up.
Fortunately, Primo realizes that he is in the catbird seat and he does not need them, even though they need him.
So he is telling them what's what.
OK. Not really. He is not like that. But he is being firm with them when he is not doing all the cooking and all the dishwashing. (Nope, I didn't ask him. He is just doing it and I am glad. When we are together, he is super thoughtful.)
Jack is (rightfully) ticked off.
1. He had never seen a copy of the will
2. If Ted wanted the will changed so much ten years ago, why didn't he do something about it?
3. If Ted wanted the will changed so much while Primo was busy taking care of their dad, why didn't he do something about it? Primo was "obviously concerned with Dad's recovery" and was too busy to do anything else.
4. How come he was not involved with the will or the trust?
Those are all legitimate questions and questions that Primo cannot answer because it is Sly's will. Sly's will. Not Primo's. Primo did not write the will.
Jack also wrote - and this is where I roll my eyes, because let's not forget that Sly and Doris invested $250K in Jack's restaurant, "Primo, while your expenses are being covered by the trust, what about Ted's and my expenses? Dad told me to use the money in the cookie tin to offset my gas and other expenses, but when I went and looked in the tin, the last $150 was gone. Why would you take it?"
Primo answered, with great restraint, "I used that money to pay Maria* for feeding the cats."
* Jack's daughter