Ted, for one second, for about the only time since this whole thing started, is not being an asshole.
That does not make him a good person overall and it does not mean all is forgiven. It sure does not mean that his mean, nasty, asshole side will not re-emerge.
And he keeps mentioning, in each email, that he wants to talk to Primo.
There is nothing to discuss! It's not like Ted is helping with anything. Primo will be setting up the trusts after the new year (real time, this is November). He has already asked Ted to send documentation about Ted'sSon's special-needs trust so The Lawyer can make sure this new trust is done properly (or maybe even just put all the Sly and Doris money in the existing special-needs trust).
What is there to talk about?
Ted just wants to browbeat Primo.
Unfortunately, the only people who could browbeat Primo are dead. I cannot - I for sure cannot get him to do what I want when I want it. Although that might be because I am unwilling to employ any tricks like telling him, "You are a Bad Husband and you are abandoning me!"
Subject: Re: Dad's 82nd birthday
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 20:56:30 -0500
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
just read this. looks good to me and you’ve exercised good judgment throughout these very tough times. talk soon
On Oct 23, 2015, at 5:02 PM, primo
(etc etc - Tons of details about the estate, including a spreadsheet showing all the assets and their current value.)
RE: The house sale, in which Ted just has to be insulting and to continue to beat a dead horse - the car has been sold and the contract has been signed for the realtor, so what is the point in telling Primo he is wrong?
On Nov 3, 2015, at 9:00 PM, ted
also suggest you compare notes with Ted'sWIfe about the selling process (not so fun) of her mom’s house—which is complicated by the ding-dong children of Ted'sWife'sStepfather, Ted'sWife'sMother's second and final husband, who own half of the proceeds.
I still think 5% is appropriate commission and that Dad's car was worth more but who gives a shit, as Doris would say? what would we do—give the money to Bernie or Donald?
On Nov 1, 2015, at 11:26 PM, primo
The house went on the market yesterday. The realtor did more work than he expected in the process of getting it ready to show; he was ready to list it on Tuesday, but that was exactly when I arrived to finish cleaning out the office and guest room. That was a messy process and I did not want to work around showings, so we decided to delay the listing until after I left yesterday morning.