The email from Ted offering Primo the once in a lifetime - well, twice in a lifetime - chance to serve Ted by being a trustee for TedsSon - the experience so far has been SO FABULOUS as Ted is a treasure to deal with - came Thursday morning.
Primo did not answer right away because he was busy and he doesn't want to deal with Ted and honestly, sending Ted money so he can fund his IRA RIGHT NOW is not a priority for Primo.
The email did, however, prompt Primo and me to wonder why someone would pay to remodel his house before funding his IRA and how it is that two adults, one of whom purports to be very well educated and the other who has actually been carrying the financial burden of supporting her family because her husband will not get off his ass and find a job, two adults, who, although they have a mentally handicapped child, have gotten tens of thousands of dollars in financial support from all sides of the family, cannot fund their IRAs without outside help.
You pay the bills first, right?
You fund your retirement, you pay your bills, and then you remodel your house. Admittedly, remodeling the house to reduce your energy bills is not a bad idea, but did I mention that Ted is taking his family on a European vacation this summer?
A European vacation is definitely a financial priority for fiscally responsible folks who have not funded their IRAs.
Ted emailed on Thursday. Primo did not answer.
Ted calls on Saturday. Primo does not answer. Primo has Things to Do. Being at Ted's beck and call is not on his list of Things to Do.