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Day 87

Three Weeks... Just Three More Weeks

We were blessed. This was the sixth time our home has flooded this year, but someone was watching over us - because somehow this was the least amount of flooding we've experienced. We were relieved as we mopped the water off the floor, dried the furniture, and treated for mold (routines we have perfected by now).

The lease has been signed for the new place. We move in 3 weeks, and it isn't too soon. Every day Uncle seems a bit more unbearable. He has embarrassed himself in front of our friends and family by slamming doors and swearing at us for no reason in front of them. His own sister (Honeybun's mother) is embarrassed of him and has apologized profusely on his behalf. He is a 40-year-old toddler who throws temper tantrums, knocks on our bedroom door almost every hour we're home to show us funny pictures he found on the internet, and (as of lately) sneaks bites of our leftovers in the fridge. He hasn't done laundry in weeks and hasn't showered or brushed his teeth even though he has the resources. His clothes smell of urine, his breath smells of rot, and his room has made me vomit.

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    8 weeks ago

    Has he been to a doctor of some kind? This sounds like he had some deep psychological issues that perhaps could be treated?

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  • Otter Otter
    8 weeks ago

    He has. A few years ago there was an accident and he fell three stories. Was in a coma for a few days. He gets a nice settlement each month that will continue for the rest of his life. Does a bit of IT work on the side and gets paid under the table. He used to see a therapist, but I've been told he's been like this forever. Just never launched and refuses to grow up. He has never lived on his own - always had roommates - so he doesn't know or care to learn how to take care of himself. He has no bills to pay right now other than rent and utilities, and I've calculated that it leaves him with a lot of money at the end of the month, yet he is always completely broke because it goes to alcohol, pot, cigarettes, and random childish shit like plushies, comic books, or a cheezy karaoke machine - which he uses to announce what's going on with his favorite sports teams to the entire apartment complex...

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