Monday, March 24, 2008

Return Of The Mack!



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!

5 comments:

pinktomato said...

OMG I AM SO SO GLAD TO SEE YOU GUYS ARE OK. I AM SO RELIEVED TO SEE YOUR POST THAT I AM IN TEARS. THIS IS A TRUE TEST OF WILL FOR YOU AND AS HARD AS IT IS AND HOW MUCH GRIEF YOU FEEL, YOU TRUELY ARE A REALLY STRONG PERSON AND I AM GLAD TO KNOW YOU - SO TO SPEAK ;-)

CAN YOU SOMEHOW GET ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS?

Finn said...

Geez, darlin', you've been tested lately haven't you? The good news is that you're still here. xo

Nicole said...

I'm very relieved to read that you and your family have a place to go!It may not be much but my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your lovely family so that a more positive turn of events will come along your way SOON!

Barlow Putz said...

wow, those wide open spaces, thanks for the pictures, looks like a lovely loverly place, see cute people are blessed..............p.s. i'm curious ...a computer question.....that word verification to allow admittance to your blog...what is is for??? is it to keep out the demented or someone that can't figure out how to string letters together, or a iq test...or a basic level hurdle...it seems that 99.999 percent of all people could figure it out so why have it...WHO DOES IT SCREEN OUT THAT YOU DON'T WNAT ON YOUR BLOG????doesn't choose an idenity do the same thing???

Blondefabulous said...

Oh, Barlow, the word thing is to keep spammers out of the blog comments. Those darn spammers have their computers set to drop commercials for viagra, porn, and gosh knows what else into your comments and keep good REAL people from having room to make real comments.