I find myself with a few minutes this afternoon so I thought I’d try to get this in ‘print’. My brother (the one I get on with) has just put in an offer on a home, his first home! I am sooo excited for him. He is working out the details and paperwork now so I am trying to contain myself but it does look like it should be a done deal!
The home is a couple of streets from me and the neighbourhood is quiet and ‘nice’. I think he will be very happy there, he and his son. I’m probably more involved than your average sister would be because he relies on me for a level head and a sounding board. My/our parents are not really the dependable type and chances are they are not speaking anyway.. I haven’t spoken to them since Gramma’s passing outside of the texts my Hubby sends to say ‘hi’ and hope things are well.
My brother has been ‘disowned’ probably more times than I can count! Chances are I have been too, I’m just not around the ‘crazy’ enough to notice! It’s hard to get someone’s goat when they refuse to engage … LOL I think I’ve finally made my brother see that too! Yays! So when it comes to family it really is just the two of us, I have my hubby and his parents have become like my own but now that Gramma’s gone my brother is otherwise alone.
Anyhow, back to the house, I really can’t wait to see him owning his own home and finally being completely on his own two feet! He had an apartment that he let go of when he moved in with Gramma and was playing nurse maid. He ended up not working then (Gramma was a 24/7 job) and so keeping a place you did not go to was silly. He’s been staying at Gramma’s ever since which is not really the best situation mentally speaking on top of all the other obvious things.
A month or so ago he was assaulted by two 20 somethings just outside his door. They were likely drunk and high and had something to prove. By the end of the ordeal one was hitting him in the head with a hammer and the other was choking him, all the while his 10 yo son and a friend were inside playing! The tables turned quickly when the fight came into his home, adrenaline kicked into high gear I’m sure with his son just in the other room.
Needless to say getting out and on his own is going to be a major change and huge step forward! It’s not just a house, it’s a future and his sanity.
One more flies over the cuckoo’s nest!