Monday, April 7, 2014

Homeless Relitives are getting old!!!!!

        For the last 2 and a 1/2 weeks my wife's oldest granddaughter has been staying with us.This girl is 29 and has been homeless and crashed on more couches than she can count.Her and her new husband lost their apartment last month lived in their car for 2 weeks before he got back into tile work.The car blew the heads he borrowed his moms car for now,The new job was to work out of state for 3 weeks so we got Brandy.After I threw my son out i swore i was done with house guests but i gave in and agreed to give her a chance.She has not been a problem but her lifestyle and spending habits are at the root of her problem.This girl burned the roads up for a week till the ball joints broke on the car.I had it towed to my mechanics shop my buddy is fixing it for 200 anyway her other bad habit is small spending 5 here 10 there it was adding up.
     After a few days of staying at Granny's she was antsy to GO and called a friend ,no problem shes 29 .Friday before she went to work(part time as a waitress) I asked her how much had Chuck sent her in the last 2 weeks.The sum was 300$ OK what do you have to show for it? Your sleeping here eating here and we take you to work now i know you gave us 40 for gas but what else did you have for the rest?She looked at me and said nothing it just went The cost to tow and fix your car almost right.Yea i think i see your point.
      OK chuck has to have his mom,s car fixed and back in a week so I have a friend that has a long wheel base van that runs its a old work van but for 1000$ and a little fixing up inside it will get them a place to sleep and a way to work.Chuck her husband will be back in town in the morning I will pitch the van idea.Otherwise i am hauling them and the teardrop to a campground and wishing them luck.2 week loan of my camper is all i will do.A van fixed up for under 1400 or homelessness.Am i being to hard?


  1. Gary, you're not being too hard on them and you can't save them now. That time has passed.
    I have seen this with most of my friends and their children who are in their late 30's living at home repeatedly.
    They have no desires to have a home and a life for themselves and their children. It's all about partying and smoking dope. Time will have to pass and they must see the light or both of them will be in jail and the kids in foster homes for the rest of their lives. Although the kids would probably be better off if their parent life continues on this destructive course.

    1. Mike they did not get a van but they got a station wagon to live in till they get some more money. Its a baby step but at least they are gone tommarow.I hope they get a camper like they say they are.Anything without payments is a step in the right direction I also gave them a pamplet on a nice campground that rents monthly for 450 all utilitys and cable included on the lake 25 miles from their work