Saturday, May 27, 2006

The good, the bad, the ugly.

Good: This is the best time of year to live in the Yukon. The sun came up today at 4:54 AM, and will go down at 10:57 PM.
Bad: This is the Yukon. There is snow in the forecast for tonight.
Good: I found a wonderful duplex last night. The walls were clean. The floors were hardwood. It had room for us, and a bit to spare.
Bad: We didn't get the place.
Good: I got to go grocery shopping this afternoon without the Terrors!
Bad: I swear, every annoying idiot and their bratty snot-nosed kid was in the same store, standing around in the aisles.
Good: Hubby comes home tomorrow night.
Bad: After midnight. Then he has to get up and teach the next morning.
Good: Hubby's mom wants to move back to the Yukon so she can get to know her grandbabies.
Bad: She wants to live with me. In my house. Under the same roof, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In my house that I don't have yet.


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I hope you told her no way Jose. You might as well fill out your application for the looney bin and your divorce papers all at the same time.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

No way, is correct. This will not do. Mom, go live in Florida with all the other white-hairs. We'll let you read our b**gs.

(Nice piece, Mom.)

carmilevy said...

Naomi and Danelle are wise indeed - we knew that already, of course, but they've reminded us yet again. Grandparents living under the same roof would be bad for the family dynamic. There's such thing as too close, and this clearly qualifies.

My in-laws and parents are all lovely people. But even that gets stale a few days into a visit. They know it, and we know it.

Can she live nearby?

Unknown said...

That sounds like a difficult proposition for you. If your MIL were indigent, perhaps you might have to take her in, but if she has means of her own, why couldn't she live on her own? That way she could love her grandbabies and still give you the space that every family needs.

Northern_Girl said...

Sorry about the condo - that stinks. At least you know that there are clean and roomy places available...

(Good luck with the MIL thing - what does hubby say about that situation?)

Rootietoot said...

The right place will come, not a moment too soon.

My mother in law announced recently that she was going to move in with us since we have room. Not asked, announced. Sweet Daddio and I have a policy: we don't live with in-laws, neither his nor mine. We'll pay rent on an apartment before we have any mother in law move in. or maybe buy a teeny shed for the backyard that she can live in. or a really old winebago.

Babaloo said...

She means for one or two weeks a year, right? RIGHT? Tough one. Good luck!