I borrowed this picture. Wish it was my car and my packages. It's been a rough week. Nothing bout it had to do with Christmas.
When you get a phone call at 4:30 a.m., you know it isn't going to be good.
I will try to make this brief and upbeat. Remember when the youngest that had us so worried, like just a couple weeks ago. We knew he was being taken advantage of and not in a safe environment. Well in less than a month, there he is in the middle of the night sitting in front of his old apartment. He had been eating ramen noodles and all of his money was gone. Oh, and sleeping on the floor in a smoke filled house. He is still coughing like crazy. Okay, fast forward the week. We did get him back in his old apartment with a new deposit and rent. So glad the land lady was really nice and helpful. I imagine because no one complained about him and I paid the rent always ahead of time. But all of his utilities and benefits took a lot of work. Hours spent on the phone and waiting at various offices , and on and on. Okay, this hasn't been the first time for refurnishing. But after 3 moves for him and us downsizing we are running out of extras. We gave him a sofa, a table and a dresser. He will sleep on the sofa for awhile. He had a few shirts but other things were not made available. Yes, we could get the police involved. We didn't want to stir the pot because these bad roomies live very close to where he is. We saw his things in the trash. We started to look and decided that it wasn't worth going through garbage. I went to Goodwill today. I thought I got TV but it was a monitor. Since having an old refurbished computer, no game systems and no longer a TV, he will go crazy without anything to do. I don't know how many game machines we have purchased, just for him to sell or trade. Not wanting to get him new ones and not just for the cost..........old and used will hopefully show him how hard it is to start over. Bills and money are back in my name. Hubby said it's the last bailout. I know we wouldn't be able to leave him homeless. Just the few days he was here were exhausting. He cannot come back here to live. He says he is thankful and I think he gets it BUT does he.
Christmas has been on hold but now I have to step it up. Our family Christmas is Sunday. I leave for my daughter's in Colorado on Monday. Hubby is coming out later for just a few days. Good thing I decided not to stress about Christmas.
I am a little stressed that packages are not arriving. None of them. I keep checking and they aren't here. Mostly worried about the things I had made for the grands. That person has sent a duplicate package of handmade things that she remade. That package still hasn't come.
My house is upside down because of moving out furniture for our son to take. It drives me crazy when the house has been so perfect for the showings. The real estate signs are gone as of yesterday. The listing expired. We will relist after the holidays. Feels so good to not be waiting on the phone calls to show the house.
I got my minis this week......that did come. It was the Christmas shop. I will borrow someone's picture to show you. Right now it sounds like too much work to photo them. I did get my haircut. It's been forever. My beautician was gone for awhile. Like 6 months. I did cancel therapy today because I just couldn't do it.
So, off I go to make this house a little more back to normal. Shopping is as done as it's going to be. If the packages don't arrive some will have late gifts.
(oh and about the grandma getting run over by a reindeer. When I was the director of a before and after school program, I had a friend that had a reindeer. She brought it in for the kids to see. She had to bring him up to the third level. He pooped and the principal cleaned it up. He posed for pictures including with me. I put my head down close to his and tried to cuddle up. He shook his head really hard and almost blinded me. He was truly a wild animal and I am not too bright. But it was such a fun time)