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I jinxed myself

December 5th, 2008 at 09:21 am

By saying "yay, the savings are coming along nicely". Well, the Family Drama God had other plans for my money. To make a long, dysfunctional story as short as possible, my good brother(let's call him GB), his wife and 2 yr old son lost their home in November. Wife is doing temp work, GB had a business, kind of going under, trying to get something new. He had wanted to stay (short term) with my parents. My parents home has 4 bedrooms, and just the 2 of them-along with 3 cats. Mom and Dad said 'no, sorry the house isn't babyproofed, blah blah blah'. ????? Your son, DIL and grandson will be homeless.

Then my Evil Brother(EB) can to the 'rescue'. He travels alot for work, and his house is empty. His house=Late Grandma's House. He's 40 yo, lives rent free, doesn't have a license, Mommy and Daddy still cart him around when he's home, buys him groceries. Etc. Totally enable him. He's also an alchoholic and/or drug addict.(He says he's clean, but I doubt that) He's Evil because he's done everything in his power to screw everyone in his path all his life-but it's never his fault. He's gay, he's adopted, he was there when my sister died...it's his mantra. No personal responsibility.

So, he was letting the crew stay in his apt until he got off the road. Well, SURPIRSE! He's coming home Monday and wants them out. My sister and I are helping them out to get a furnished cottage nearby, for short term, since parents are still not helpful. Buh-bye savings. He said he'll pay us back when he gets something, but I know how that goes. I may as well consider it a gift, and be happy if I ever see it back.

I just don't understand how my parents can't help them out. This son that they'll do everything for has caused them nothing but heartache. Never graduated HS, DUIs, rehab, rehab, rehab, fired or quit from every job he's had, stolen from employers. And GB loves his family, paid for his own education, had his own business, has always worked except for this time period. And my dad says he'll "never amount to anything."


My hospital shifts keep coming. Picked up 3 more for December yesterday, so I'll replenish the funds in no time. At least we have a roof over our head, and food in our fridge.

4 Responses to “I jinxed myself”

  1. merch Says:

    "I may as well consider it a gift, and be happy if I ever see it back."

    Yes I would consider it a gift. Good luck and I'm sure your brother and his family will appreciate it.

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Be thankful that you were able to help your GB when he needed it the most. I have an EB as well(sounds very similar, actually could be twins!). Your reward will be in the fact that you know your brother and his family has a place to live w/o all the drama!

  3. Analise Says:

    It is very kind of you to help. And, I believe in karma... good things will come back your way for this good deed.

    From past experience, I have learned that when you lend a relative $$, it's best to think of it as a gift. If you get it back, great. But this way, you are eliminating the potential resentment that builds from expecting but not getting the $$ back.

  4. lizajane Says:

    How nice of you to help out. I hope he is able to repay one day, but you have the right attitude. Sad that your parents can't see past something (not sure what!) in order to help him out. Maybe they are afraid he'll suddenly decide to take advantage of them like the EB has, and won't leave.

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