Off the wall rant here and it's only because I can get something off my chest with the comfort of knowing no one I know will read it (family)
First let me say that I love my family immensely. I recently moved to another state to be closer to my elderly parents and my brother who has MS. I live with said brother, after having lived alone for at least 10 years if not more. I know adjusting to living with someone can be difficult, and adjusting to living with someone who is sick is harder.
But honestly, I need my own house. I don't know how much longer I can live here with him. He has all of his tools, especially his saws, in the dining room, which is a mere 2-3 feet from my bedroom door. At 10pm last night he used a sander that set off the smoke alarm, and this morning he is running his miter saw, and it is not 7am yet.
The house is a fixer upper, and I know fixing up while living in a house has it's inconveniences. But every inch of this house is a wreck. I can't keep it clean. There is sawdust and insulation everywhere; I get one of his projects cleaned up while he moves to a different room, and he goes back to the newly cleaned room and shreds again. Good example...he just went back to start shredding the kitchen after I finally got the mess from painting cleaned up.
He picks on my dogs now and then and they are scared of any tool he has. He thinks it is funny, and continues to do it despite my telling him to leave them alone. When we are in the house, the dogs and I spend 98% of the time in my bedroom to avoid him.
Living here has proven to me that living alone at least my life was normal. And I want normal back!!!
I day dream all the time about moving into my own house. The other day I found a house for sale for $62k ..3 bedroom, 2 bath, big yard, everything I need and then some, and it is just 2 minutes down the road from my brother's so I could check on him all the time. I have projects and things I want to do but feel completely stifled here because it is not my house. I want my life back!!!!!
Sorry for the long post...
Nadia - GSD -DOB 12-29-07
Zisso - GSD- DOB 9-16-07
Pepe & Kiki`my sweet kitties
Zisso is my heart~Nadia is my Love~My kitties bring me everything in between~Together they bring me Joy!