Thursday, March 15, 2012

Chutzpah

Hot off my needles...Stephanie's pattern

It should not go unreported here that the lunacy that is so common in my my father in law's family has once again reared its bizarre head. Mr. Larger Than Life has been gone now for 8 months and there is a relative who has been writing us demanding explanations and remuneration for something that occurred two decades ago. She wants to know why MLTL treated her so poorly (uh...like she was the only one?) and what we're going to do about it. Apparently, she thinks she deserves some of his millions she was sure he had and does not believe MLTL pretty much gambled away outlived his retirement funds. Frankly, I think she has us mixed up with some other family and I plan on forwarding her the email I got telling me I'm in the will of Wolfgang Wiedeking and entitled to some of his millions. She can send them her bank account numbers and see what she gets.

I know I'm being too generous with my own inheritance, but I'll do anything to get her to stop writing and demanding money I'm a big person like that.

This long neglected chair will see a little TLC this month. The front porch is going to see a lot of knitting action since it seems to be the only open space. Good thing it's warming up around here.

Today we closed on MLTL's estate. All is said and done and while I only wanted a rocking chair, I got a whole lot more. There are boxes and boxes all over my itty-bitty house and furniture galore. I am now the owner of antique secretary that didn't sell--and I don't want--but we didn't have the heart to donate, a sofa table, a cedar chest (which is at least functional), more bedroom furniture than I have bedrooms to fill and as of today--to make room for my son--my yarn has been been ousted from my studio. For all those years he took care of MLTL, I can hardly complain...


How he got back here, I really don't know, but MLTL has moved in with us, too. His remains made it back where he'll stay until my sister in law picks him up. She plans on interring his ashes with my mother in law's down in Indiana. Instead, perhaps I should send send his remains to live with his crazy relative--allowing her to live with what's left if only for a little while.

Yep. With the loss of my yarn studio, I'm just that bitchy and half crazy, too.

Project notes on my Engulfed in Shadows scarf can be found on Ravelry. Thank you for this wonderful (and free) pattern Stephanie! It was fun to knit.

13 comments:

Stephanie V said...

I wonder why the very people who ignore someone in life feel so entitled when they are gone? Sounds like she may get more from you than she would have from him LOL

I love that chair...and your porch with warmth...and the scarf which is such a wonderful color! I hope that the many pattern repetitions helped to open your mind to all the changes in your home.

Rudee said...

Stephanie, after two pattern repeats, I had the pattern memorized. It was a very soothing project--even though it seemed to take forever (all scarves are like that for me).

The Bug said...

LOVE the scarf - such a gorgeous color. I'm crocheting a scarf! With that mulicolor wool (the one that was a pyramid so I undid & re-crocheted in somewhat of a rectangular shape). We'll see - maybe I'll be finished by the time cold weather comes around :)

Sorry about all the material possession drama. Sad, but fitting, that he's still affecting your family in this way.

Joanna said...

It's tough to have to clear out your studio. Hope it gets warm enough to knit on the porch, and that you can reclaim your rooms soon.

Brenda said...

I guess all families have some crazy family members. Sometimes I think mine is the only one. We have more than a few.. I do love the scarf!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

trade you for a couple of twins! ha!

smiles, bee
xoxoxooxox

SkippyMom said...

I love that head and when you use it to showcase your projects. Nice scarf.

I am still trying to settle my Mom's estate. My sister [the original executor] took everything valuable, including my family's bequeaths of money & jewelry and now won't cooperate. Without hiring an attorney we have no recourse. I wish all we had to deal with is a crazy relative - at least then we could laugh at her antics. heehee

Glad you son is home. It will be nice having him home.

sapphireblue said...

Whoah! The nerve on some people!

Very pretty scarf though.

distracted by shiny objects said...

Apparently it really ain't over till it's over...or the fat lady sings. How big is distant send-me-what's-due-me relative?? And can she take it up an octave?

Gail said...

Send some of those pieces postage due and say, there is the estate!

Beautiful scarf.

Knitty said...

Don't you wish you had the chutzpah to be the crazy relative? Sometimes I'd just like to throw being responsible out the window and howl at the moon. Actually, I do that from time to time, but everyone knows I'm kidding. Or am I? Perhaps I'm laying the groundwork for eccentric behavior when I am old. Old always being at least 15 years older than my current age. ;-)

NCmountainwoman said...

Great pattern for a lightweight spring scarf. Gotta run down to the knit shop.

Finding Pam said...

What gives with these crazy relatives? Your chair is awesome and your scarf is beautiful. Love the color.