Progressing in A restart

  • July 24, 2020, 6:13 a.m.
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Things are progressing well on the home sale front I think.

We had the inspection on Tuesday, and today heard back from their agent on it. The inspection turned up nothing but one question about a mark on the ceiling, which I think is nothing. It looks like it’s just dirty from dust and old condensation or something in this one little spot. That can happen in cold weather climates like ours when you have these buildings that are brick and concrete construction, it’s nothing but a spot that needs to be cleaned. Obviously, we’d do anything we needed to do so that both sides would be happy with the deal. I would have gone up a ladder to check it out, but honestly who thinks to clean their ceiling?

Anyway, hopefully this is it. As the seller, the inspection and anything that comes out of the inspection is your last major hurdle, then you just wait. But there’s nothing to really be wrong with a loft as long as the appliances work and there aren’t leaking pipes and whatnot. This place is solid and a good value for them, and a modest profit for us. It’s a fair deal for both sides, which is the way I want it.

Anyway, according to the countdown app on my phone (shut up), we’re at 20 days until first night in the new place.

Have any of you seen the Netflix show “Love on the Spectrum”? Oh gosh. It’s so heartwarming. You have to watch it, even if you don’t know someone with an ASD. I can see why H, who if you are new here works in special ed with children with ASD, loves these people and feels like they are her people. You can’t watch this without instantly loving them all. It’s worth it, check it out.

In sadder news, my brother and his girlfriend seem to have split. They have been off and on over the last few years, but about 2 years ago they had a surprise pregnancy, and my little niece was born who is going to be 1 in a couple of weeks. I don’t know what happened, but it seems like they have split for good this time.

I feel really bad for him, he really tried hard and put everything he had into this. He sided with her and their daughter when my mom offended her by… being my mom, being a little crazy. He seems to have put everything he had into this but it couldn’t work, in the end. He has had to move out and the whole 9 yards. Now they end up fighting in court for basic dad rights. Ugh. Why does it have to be this way?

It’s a hard situation, because my mom did and said some things to her and about her that were not cool shortly after their daughter was born. No excuse for that, but then she responded by completely kicking them out of her life forever. I know you were offended and rightly so, but they missed their first granddaughter’s entire first year of life, basically, and it has hurt them beyond measure. And as things got nasty she said some of the most hurtful things to them, it’s sad all the way around. Like I said, why does it have to be this way?

I feel like my mom was to blame for the whole thing starting, but unforgiveness is such a horrible thing, you know? Especially when the other side is so completely contrite. Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies. I really hope that with the benefit of time and distance there will be some kind of a thaw, because my brother really is the most devoted dad. Every kid needs and deserves a dad like him.

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