Hey everyone! I am back. We have been summarily kicked out of my BIL's house by his in-laws and thanks to the good people at the Hardee Help Center have been able to get a house over in Bowling Greene. It is about 4.82 miles from wauchula. Not too bad. Only down side I can see is it is too close to those idiots we were staying with, but I'll take what I can get.
Man, was that ever stupid! I can't believe that my BIL never told his in-laws we had given them money and food to live with them till HHH found a job! WTF!?! Then BIL's MIL went totally ape shit and threw us out on Thursday! So,.... just to recap.....
1) Gave BIL $650 in cash.
2) Gave BIL 3 annual tickets Universal.
3) Gave BIL our old laptop. (was only 1 year old.)
4) Bought $800 in food while we were there.
5)Paid for weekend in Orlando for everyone.(food & beverages included.)
6) Bought BIL and family gifts and such as a thank you.
I just don't get how he thinks it was OK for his in-laws to throw us out? He never even stood up for us. We weren't free loading, we weren't just taking and not giving, we definitely weren't sponging. HHH is really torn up over it all. This was his brother. His family. HHH has always said that "family comes first", and I guess he thought that his brother believed that too. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. So here we are, in a little 2/1 over in Bowling Greene. I guess you can't count on anyone but yourself.
Easter went well. We his eggs, (the plastic kind) and the kids had baskets and all. It was stuff we had bought before all this crap had gone down. They were suitably impressed with their haul. as you can see, Junior got the prize egg. We had roast pork tenderloin, herb ed potatoes and broccoli for dinner and I even made some home made chocolate chip cookies! This was a feat, mind you, because we have no pots and pans! The principal and the kids nurse from their school heard what was happening to us and gathered donations to buy us food. They also got us some disposable aluminum pans and I have been using those to cook in and with. If I was ever in a disaster, I have no problem with survival because I have found out I can pretty much use anything I have to make a suitable dinner for my family. That is the best attribute a cook/chef can have. Making something out of nothing! That's what I am doing here!
OK I have to go. You all take care and I'll drop by again soon!