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Hello, Cemetery? I'm Over Here...

April 25th, 2008 at 04:51 pm

I called the cemetery office this morning and gave them our new address. We've lived here almost 9 years now. But, hey, it was news to them. Hubster thinks I'm crazy, but you never know they may need to contact us at some time and better they should have our current address in their records. We bought our plots about 15 years ago.

We are also discussing going out shopping for headstones. We've talked about it several times but have never done anything about it. I think I may just have to make plans on a Saturday morning and tell him, hon, today's the day we go buy our markers. I doubt the price of those are going down any time soon and likely going up as we speak! I'd rather have them bought and paid for now so it's just one less thing to worry about later.

Yeah, I know, I can be rather morbid, but I do like to think practical whenever I can and get the smaller details cleaned up. I do not forsee us moving out of this area, and even if we buy them and not have them set, but store them in the basement (Yeah, really weird I know) and move them with us if we ever do move out of state, it's better to buy them now while we're a bit flush with the cash than wait until later - for me anyway! One or two less things for the kids to worry about. I'm not talking some giant statue or anything, just small marker stones. I believe some monument places will store them for you as well. We'll see.

Okay, so - on to lighter subjects...

Adding to the $20 Challenge:

$005.04 balance
+000.67 keyboard change
$005.71 MTD

2008 Challenge Total $87.53
Cumulative Challenge Total $616.14

Took another step yesterday in the overall future financial plans. We've been planning all along to eventually put most if not all of our investments with Fidelity for retirement purposes to have a more centralized place for our retirement assets. I'm not entirely ready to do that yet, but did step along the 'goals'-line to starting a checking account with them. Over time as we begin draw-down of retirement assets they have a cash-manager program that will assist in keeping cash necessary for day-to-day expenses available in the checking account w/minimal involvment from us. Check one more item off the to-do list.

Yesterday was a No Spend Day for Me. No gas usage either.

7 Responses to “Hello, Cemetery? I'm Over Here...”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    It's always good to be prepared... even if it is a big morbid. Big Grin

  2. sagegirl Says:

    Lux- my MIL passed away in 2003 at age 64. In her files, we found her pre-paid funeral paperwork and the payment on their headstone. They had made all the arrangements when the adopted my hubby in 1969. It was two less things we had to pay for. All we had to do was have the stone people inscribe the date of death on the stone (my FIL passed away in 1996).
    We felt like that is one thing she gave to us, so that when the time came, maybe we weren't so overwhelmed. My hubby is an only child, and so it was all our responsibility.
    It may be morbid to some, but it you look at it from that perspective, you can decided what is done and you can give your family that "gift" of having less things to worry about.

  3. thriftorama Says:

    My grandparents preplanned their funerals and made all the arrangements years in advance. It may sound morbid, but it really does help to know exactly what they wanted when you are in the middle of grief. I broached the topic with my inlaws and they acted like I was crazy and that I should be happy to plan and pay for their funerals! (I guess that's the glorious price I'm paying for the honor of having two head-in-the-sand inlaws...)

  4. Petunia Says:

    Love your title - LOL. Nothing wrong with being prepared. We have been through the funeral thing a time or two - kind of like a wedding in a way, but you only have three days to put it together.

  5. boomeyers Says:

    You are very sweet to take care of this for the boys. Plus, YOU get to pick what YOU would want! Not something a salesman is shoving in your kids faces in their time of grief. As soon as we get this debt and college thing down, this is a top of the lister for me too!

  6. baselle Says:

    Okay, you know that that first sentence reads really, really weird. Like it would be fair to ask, "so just where are you blogging from?" Big Grin

    My grandparents did the same thing - it was one of the things that grandma was a bit upset about was that they had overplanned a bit by chipping in the "19 " piece.

  7. scfr Says:

    Way to plan!

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