Sunday, August 16, 2015

And What An Adventure It Was

Well we spent most of the yesterday in Colville cleaning out Mom's house. It's tough and I didn't really want to do it. On the bright side, if there is a bright side, we literally hauled off 1 ton of dilapidated crap. On the down side, we only got it about half done and must go back next weekend to finish the job. 

The garage was chocked full of busted up old crap that should have been thrown away twenty or thirty years ago. So was much of the stuff still in the house. Mom never threw away anything, even saving the styrofoam flats that meat comes on from the store for the past twenty years. Why did she do that? Because throwing things away cost money. That's right, she was that cheap.

For years, she would save up the garbage she didn't bury, burn or save, and bring it to my house when she came to visit just throw it in my can. In all reality, it's probably the only reason she would come to visit. 

After Dad passed away, Mom started hanging dating a man that she had known as a kid. At first she was worried that I wouldn't approve but of course it was fine with me. I didn't want her to be lonely the rest of her life. 

They soon started hanging out all the time and spent many fun filled days at the nearest casino. As time went on, Mom pretty well separated herself from her family. Even though I asked and wanted to spend holidays together, she was always to busy with her "new" family. She planned and spent every holiday with her boyfriend's family. I felt that she had just tossed us away. 

It was really no big deal, but after getting rid of lots of her crap yesterday, maybe it was. 

Well I think it's time for a Sunday morning cigar and a pour-over cup of coffee. I was hoping for a couple hours of peace today, but no, Mom was up bright and early at 7:00 for breakfast and it's kind of thrown my day off. 

Have a great day!

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