This diary entry is part 17 of 29 in Lily's diary dated 26 - August 2023

Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

And it’s less than a week to Jack’s birthday, and a little over two weeks till mine.

I got a letter today from the trust administrator.  He asked me what I wanted to do with my trust, because it was going to become mine on my eighteenth birthday.  I have a lot of options – I can let it ride with them and let them continue to manage it.  After that other guy got fired, they’ve been doing an okay job, but I’m not sure I want to do that.  I can have it transferred into a bank account, which I’m not really sure I want to do because of inflation.  I can have my own investment account, which…  has its own risks.  I don’t really know.  I think I’m going to talk to my financial advisor.  Either way, I’m going to need a chunk of that for school.  That’s one advantage – at least school is paid for and I’ll have enough for the flights and stuff too.  All for the low, low price of my memories.

And something else, that I don’t know what it is yet.  And I may never.

I know that’s a little, umm… privileged.  But I don’t feel bad about it.  I paid for it.  I don’t even know what the full price is, but I paid for it.

Remember when I first found out I had that trust?  Sabby told me that I’m not to spend it on other people.  Not even her.  She said that I’m too generous and would spend it on everyone else, and then have nothing left over for me.  And, she was probably right.  It’s really a temptation.  I could help so many people…  but then I’d regret it.  I have to take care of my future.  I’m very glad that those who know about it (I’m “loaded” by their standards, but not really) don’t ever ask for anything or treat me different.  Well, not like they could ask for it right now anyway, right?

At least it’s more than enough to let me go to school in Tokyo… if I can manage to get in somehow.

Oh…  and in other news, remember how I said Rebecca might be moving to Texas?  Well… she’s moving to Texas.  They’re buying a nice house in Dallas, and apparently they can buy a much nicer house here… and their house there is really nice!  Dallas is still a ways away but it’s a day trip away.  She’s really conflicted about it.  She likes Texas and she gets along really well with all of my folks, but she’s got her friends there, and they aren’t moving.  But they have their reasons… I guess Robert has just decided he’s had enough of California.

From what I hear, I don’t blame him.

I don’t know when she’s moving, though.  I’d guess around Thanksgiving, but he’s still in the process of buying a house here.

So…  I guess we’ll see how that turns out.

Ai (and maybe the Aidols) will come around on Christmas, and Liz invited me to her family vacation again at Thanksgiving.  I’ll be eighteen then, so Sabby can’t really tell me not to go, but… but we’ll see.  They’re not going to Orlando this time.  I guess they haven’t decided exactly where they’re going.  Lots of cool places to go in this country, right?

Sabby’s still my mother.  She gets a say.

Anyway, I guess I should go.  So many things are changing right now, and it’s just getting faster and faster… I wonder what the next year will bring.

Love you all!!! ❤

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