Monday, June 15, 2009

Update on WTF

My thanks to all of you who responded to one of my previous posts about a family situation (niece living with me, etc.). See a previous post titled "WTF".

An update -

I had to go back to court on Friday with my sister-in-law. We were called in by her ex's divorce attorney's, because they want to get paid. They think that the value of the home is worth more than the two offers that I have on it (read above post - that will give you a *slight* idea as to the condition of the home).

So - my sister-in-law is most likely going to have to pay for a totally unnecessary appraisal (which will run her about $650), which is going to say that the value of the property is crap. Which I have already determined. And - it is money that she doesn't have to spend.

Good news - I did finally get the *entire* family out of the house and into their apartment. And it only took me two weeks to get them all out! AND - will the fun ever end - one of the multitudes of cats in the house HAD A LITTER! Oh joy! Now I have 13 cats to try and find a home for. And did I mention - I'm allergic??? So every time I go over to the house I break out into hives! Yes - I am having *so* much fun! (um, and I think one of the other ones is in heat, and is trying to hook up with one of her sons).

I was able to get some donations for my sister-in-law of sheets, blankets, comforters, towels, etc. (she couldn't take any of that with her; the smell that was on anything "soft" in the house couldn't be moved). Now I'm working on helping her to get food stamps and some furniture (dressers and a bed for her). However, it is hard to get her to sit down and do the necessary paperwork. However - the daughter (my niece) is now living back with her mom. Funny though, my laundry didn't seem to decline at all! What is up with that??

So - we are playing a waiting game right now. Waiting for her to get an appraisal; buyers waiting to possibly buy; attorneys waiting to get paid; lien holder (her father - my father-in-law) waiting to get paid. And me shagging all of the phone calls from all of the above!

Never boring . . . .

10 comments:

Sandi said...

Hang in there sister! What can I do to help? I love laundry, send me some and I will help you fold.

Christy said...

Jeez, that is some serious stuff going on right now. I don't blame you for not getting it all done at once. Do you need more donations? Do you need the name of a good lawyer? Not sure where you live, but if we put out the word on this here internet, good things seem to happen.

I'm thinking about you - sending you positive vibes!

Paige Lacey said...

OMG, Hon. What a nightmare! You are a saint. You have to be to be putting up with that mess. Good luck, and I hope everything works out for the best...

Vodka Mom said...

yeah, I'd like to have a boring life once in a while, myself....

Vodka Mom said...

and tell Sandi my laundry is on the way.

Lola said...

If you are looking for items and have a Freecycle network near you, you can look for an post for items you want.

http://www.freecycle.org/

Check to see if there is one near you, if you haven't already tried this route. Families and people helping families in your sister (sil?) situation often post wants for furniture, bedding, etc.

Good luck!

For Myself said...

Yikes. Life is full of challenges that will make us stronger. Ready or not.

Jenina said...

hey there,
thanks for stopping by me:-) I appreciate that! You are taking on yourself alot and you must be super woman to endure that! Good Luck!

me in the pink said...

Thank you everyone for your comments. I am hanging in there! And I am taking it one day at a time (and one bottle of wine at a time - LOL).

anymommy said...

I was going to suggest wine. What a lot to handle, negotiate, figure out. I think you are being so patient and so strong. She's lucky you're there, seriously.