When our flooring was installed we ended up with about 4+ boxes of the wood laminate leftover. Rather than return the 4 full boxes, we opted to keep and eventually use some in our bonus room. DH wants to build a bar area up there (we had it plumbed for a sink) and use the hard flooring for that area where the bar will be. The rest will be carpeting (someday).
Yesterday he got the flooring put down. We had figured we didn't have quite enough to do the area we want, so first I called our flooring guy to make sure we can still buy more of this same stuff, before DH put it down. We changed a bit, so that the whole area coming into the room, in front of french doors, is laminate, so we will need a bit more extra than originally thought. We're going to need 5 more boxes. I can't remember exactly what they cost, but I'm thinking it was around in the $3.50 sf cost, so about $70 a box. DH is going to the lumber store today to get some 2x6's to build the frame for the bar. He will be building the whole bar and countertop (using leftover live edge slab) himself. Probably will take him all summer, LOL.
My uncle emailed me last night about his will and gave me the perfect opportunity to tell him my concerns about mom leaving him such a large inheritance at his age. He said he talked to mom last night and decided to take her off his will and have me as the primary beneficiary (with my 2 kids also getting some). Uncle does not have a wife or any children and my mom is his closest living relative, so he's always had her in his will. But, like he said - she doesn't need the money, so no real reason to leave it to her. He wanted my full legal name and address. He doesn't/won't have a huge estate and more than likely as he ages and needs care, it will get used up for that then he will be on medicaid. So, I emailed him back and said I had also been doing some elder estate planning research and am reading it's not really a smart plan to leave a large inheritance to another elder person (well, other than a spouse, of course) as if that person is in nursing/assisted care and on medicaid (as my uncle will at some point be) then that inheritance he'd get from my mom would just go to the state/medicaid. That would be a dumb way to distribute her money, in my opinion. If there is anyway for her to leave him something without medicaid getting it, I'm all for that, but I doubt there is. Uncle replied that makes sense. Also, from what I read, if he is on medicaid and gets an inheritance, then he would probably become ineligible for medicaid (then of course the money just going for his care costs until it ran out and he'd be back on medicaid)
I have my mom scheduled to get her new state "ID card" on Aug 12. Geez - I knew you had to make an appt. here to do that, but didn't think it would take a month to get an appt. So, I have her scheduled that day at 11am and I will just take the day off work. I'm sure she will probably need some form of ID to show, when we go see an attorney to change her will, so that will have to be done after that. But, at least it's scheduled now and I will get an attorney scheduled for later August.
I have a headache! LOL