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Day 94

Packing

On Saturday Honeybun and I packed up most of our home. The entire downstairs is done, and we will be finishing upstairs this evening, since we get our new keys tomorrow! And not too soon.

Uncle was woeful - he didn't have money for the background-check needed for his new apartment. I paid it for him. ...Then he went and bought vodka...

Bear had come over to keep us company while we packed, and to escape from his cheating-wife for a while. Honeybun loves his brother, so we welcomed him in. Everything was fine, the three of us and Uncle chatting while Honeybun and I packed. Then, out of nowhere, Uncle shouts angrily that he's going on a walk. We thought it was odd but let him go. He came back half an hour later screaming and crying at us for "interrupting" him during a conversation. He said something rude to me, and Honeybun reminded him that I'd just paid for his background-check. He didn't care. Stomped his way upstairs and slammed his door like an infant. Later he came downstairs sobbing, trying to get us to pity him. We treated him like a toddler throwing a tantrum: by ignoring him.

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    3 months ago

    Sounds like you're ready to have him out of your life. But he does sound like he has a psychological illness that needs treating...

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  • Otter Otter
    3 months ago

    I wish we could get him psychological testing, but he would be offended, and none of us could afford it. However, his sister tells us he's always been lazy and entitled since he is the younger sibling. Their mom babied him a lot until she remarried, and his stepfather kicked him out when he was in his 20s. He very much has the "Everyone should take care of each-other! And by that I mean everyone should take care of ME!" mindset. He claims himself as an avid socialist and likes to declare to the world that "We should all do our part to help to the unfortunate" while simultaneously not lifting a finger for anyone and specifying that he is unfortunate and should be helped...then takes any "donations" to the liquor or comic-book store.

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  • Otter Otter
    3 months ago

    They do have Huntington's Disease running in the family, so he's got an exact 50% of having it. If he does, it would explain some of the behaviors. If diagnosed, he could find help - but getting tested for it is incredibly expensive, and he has no insurance.

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