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Saturday—News from The Successor Trustee: Job Description

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Choosing a successor and being a successor



The Trust and The Successor Trustee
I've written previously about the nature of a living trust and the qualities of a good successor trustee.  Because I am both a successor trustee and the architect of my own family trust, I've had to identify certain characteristics that are required in order to administer a trust.

Loyalty & Responsibility
A strong sense of loyalty and an unshakable sense of fiduciary responsibility is at the core of what it takes to administer a trust.

Moral Code
A trust is a contract essentially based on a personal understanding between the grantor and the successor.  The grantor puts his/her faith in the belief that the successor will not only carry out the legal terms of the trust, but will also honor the intentions of the grantor.  Honesty, a sense of fairness, and an uncompromising code of personal integrity guide the successor's decisions.

Personal Fortitude
Add fearlessness, perseverance, common sense, pers…

Friday—The Photoshop Gallery Lost Pix

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Previously unpublished rejects from my iPhoto library








Thursday Mini-Post: Runaway Bunnies!!

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I want to feed a herd of bunnies!




Wednesday—Good for You, Good for The Home: Miramo Balls

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Naturally elegant plants for your home & work space




I saw this cute little Miramo Moss Ball posted on Pinterest today and thought I'd share it.

This is technically a green algae, not a seaweed or a moss.  It lives on the bottom of lakes in the northern hemisphere (Iceland, Scotland, Japan & Estonia) and is a protected species in both Iceland and Japan.  

Miramo balls are green, velvety, and squishy.  What's not to like about these cute little plants?  Like a shamrock, they are considered a sign of good luck.  They grow by absorbing light on all sides as they are gently pushed by the action of waves and currents.  In a healthy, balanced aquatic ecosystem, they can grow up to 12 inches in diameter, and they can live for up to 200 years.

As a houseplant, they like indirect sunlight, normal room temps, and clean water every week or two.  As a result of photosynthetic growth, they will occasionally move around in their bowl.

You can order one of these cute aquatic kits fr…

Saturday—News From the Trustee: 4 Weeks

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Transforming the house from February 16 to March 16...

Step 1:  Donate & Declutter
Remove clutter & everything that makes the house look dated

Step 2:  Stage — Remove personal items & update furnishings 

Bedroom #1

Bedroom #2

Master Suite



Dining Room