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Thanks for the well wishes in my last couple posts--I really appreciate it. I'm kinda tired, so I don't know when I'll get around to replying, but I'll try to over the weekend.

All this has made me realize I probably need to put a will together. Never thought I'd have to do that at 31! But I don't want to go to the expense of hiring a lawyer to do it, because a)I don't have the money, and b)don't have *all* that much to leave anyway. Mostly just personal belongings. So I thought for things like that, maybe one of those do-it-yourself will kits would work. Hopefully, I won't need it, but it can't hurt to be prepared, right? Or hell--couldn't I just write it all down on a piece of paper and have my boss at work notarize it (he's a notary as well)? Doesn't that make it kinda legal as well?

Gah. Moving on from the morbid, a cute pic of my baby at Splash Mountain. Click for larger version:



Pre-having to get the hell out of Dodge due to the hurricane, of course. I'm kinda bummed about that--there was supposed to be a Q&A and autograph session with him and the other guys at Disney today from 12-2, but with the hurricane, I assume that's been cancelled. I was looking forward to hearing stories from that.

He's supposed to be in Atlanta on Sunday, so since half my friends list is there for DragonCon, if you see him wandering about on the streets, give the abs an extra hard stare for me! :D


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In most states, if you write it out, have it witnessed by two or three people and notarized it'll work.

I'm a paralegal, who used to write quite a few wills. Why don't you send me an email at Dolimir@aol.com and we'll talk, okay?

Yeah, that's probably what I'll do. It's just silly stuff, like jewelry and my computer and my junker car, and my DVDs...things like that.

If you would like me to come out to Columbus and be there while you have this stuff done, just say so. I'll be happy to - I have a week's vacation I've no other plans for, so if you need me, just say so.

You can do your own will and have it witnessed (by two witnesses recommended) and then have your boss notarize it. There are forms you can download too, I think. The witness forms usually say that they verify that you were compos mentis at the time of making the will, etc. I think in Ohio and PA though, a holographic will (handwritten by the testatrix) is valid. You might want to check with your local Bar Association just to make sure.

31 isn't too young to make a Will! I've had one since I was in my 20's. Everybody should have one, not to be morbid, but because it's the last thing anybody thinks about and things do happen.


Aww--thanks for the offer. Kelly will be around, and my step-mom will be around, so I think between the two of them I'll be covered. Kelly's going on vacation in October too, so I'm a bit worried about that, but hopefully this won't mess up her plans.

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Thanks--yeah, we've got a couple people here who are notaries, so I can just have them stamp it and be done, I guess.

Damn, Lenny & Phelps making cameos at DragonCon. Can you even imagine? Head explosion would be inevitable, kind of like when I found out Ian Thorpe was into vamps. ♥

Shannen, I made a will when I went travelling (at 26) and I did it through a state-sponsored society that does them really straightforwardly. I don't think anyone is ever too young to make one. Actually, I should change mine - I have nephews and suchlike now.

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