Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Puppy Update

Thanks again for all the great advice. Beorn and I have agreed that we will probably have to move since my uncle is scary. We can't risk the puppies "disappearing" since it would provoke him. None of his brothers (including my father) are willing (or able) to stand up to him. My father, as executor is responsible for her wellbeing, so he will have to figure out another way to make sure she is taken care of. It's going to be a big financial strain on Beorn and I, but my mental health is important. I haven't been sleeping well since the puppy drama came to a head. Last night my father and uncle got into it over the phone. Then my uncle called back and I (stupidly) answered the phone. He proceeded to tell me that Beorn and I were selfish "takers" and "welfare cases." Then he showed up out here at Grandma's house again, so when Beorn informed me of this I told him to stay in the attic. I don't know my uncle's opinions on gun control, but I'm not risking it. If I could just get my damn thesis written...

5 comments:

wil said...

"My mental health is important" - Amen. Good luck to you and Beorn.

Mrs. Coulter said...

Yes. Move.

Reading this post and the last one again, I realized that your uncle probably thinks that something along the lines of "damn kids living rent-free in Grandma's house". The fact that Grandma is getting free home health-care aides doesn't cross his mind.

As long as the script is "lazy good-for-nothing kids," you can't win.

trillwing said...

What Mrs. Coulter said.

Bravo to you for making the right (but difficult) decision.

JustMe said...

good for you, i am so sorry your uncle is making things so difficult and obviously not appreciating you...

Breena Ronan said...

Thanks again. This is all so icky and I'm so easily hurt by mean comments, no matter how crazy. There is a significant part of me that is still a small child, eager to please.