Well, it seems my old post on the death of my FIL and all of the drama has been deleted??? So, I am posting this here........ GOOD NEWS for a change....... spoke with the attorney today. We finally have a game plan and if all goes well we'll be making our last ever winter move this February! DH has almost a months layoff.... which we will spend cleaning and painting and getting the bathrooms gutted out. That should take us right about to tax return time and we'll be able to pay someone to replace the bathrooms before moving all of our stuff in! Then next year once we've saved up enough money for the probate, we'll hire the attorney and take it through probate. The attorney thinks that once we have the ear of the judge that he'll understand what the situation is and force the stupid brother to sign off. The house ended up appraising for less than 20 and 52 is owed on it. There's nothing for him to do but simply be difficult.... if he even bothers to do that. So.... I'm feeling good for the first time since all of this began! Also, more good news, the funeral home is selling us a gravestone at their cost...which is going to save us 25%. Now to decide what should go on it. SIL wanted me to maybe draw a picture to have engraved on it. She was thinking a Semi truck since Terry used to drive truck.... but Pat LOVED Angels and she was the religious one... Terry didn't even want a funeral... so I'm leaning toward an Angel.