Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Parents these days I Swear
Another successful Bee hive move was accomplished this morning. I now have to go down and level out another stand before I can move any more because I got called into work yesterday so didn't get a chance to as planned.
I also discovered what all the hubbub is about today as well. A few weeks ago when my mother told me they were getting rid of most of the land now that they are retired it wasn't unexpected. Personally I think selling off land that has been in the family for a while to finance your own retirement and not leaving it to your off spring is one of the most selfish acts imaginable, but many could say I am biased in that regard and besides it doesn't completely apply in this situation anyway.
On the other hand I think those bumper stickers that read "We are Spending Our Children's Inheritance" started springing up at a specific time in history for a reason and I doubt we see them as much moving forward but that's another post.
So this morning my Mother comes knocking on the door and informs me she is now single once again. Or going to be soon anyway.
I am not going to wash family laundry too much on the internet but the basic idea comes down to the fact that their 25+ year relationship couldn't handle even six months of them both being retired at the same time.
Truth is I am of the "I don't care" opinion. What they have was never in my own plans beyond keeping some bee hives up there anyway. It was nice to run the sheep up to the Summer pasture and have the extra hay off their place but I have enough land here to take care of my own little Homestead. Besides I never really liked that guy much anyway.
No the real kicker is.... and get this... My Mother now wants to put a little house, ok that's too grandiose of a word, a little cabin right next to my barn. Not only that she wants me to build it for her or at least put it together and finish the inside.
Now keep in mind we have an entire house she can move into today if she wanted to in town, but "NO WAY!!" was the answer to that option. She could never live in town away from her animals. Instead she would rather plop down some 20K on a prefab thing that I need to finish out for her that has a loft for sleeping in and a single room large enough for her to do her spinning and quilting.
She has decided she doesn't want to take care of anyone but herself for the rest of her life.
Her words not mine.
All I am going to say at this point is that I know something has been going on and for the last six months she hasn't gone running around like she used to. Lunch with her friends, shopping constantly, that type of thing came to a halt when he (All I refer to him now) retired. My bet is there is a huge controlling situation going on there and, well, what am I going to do? Tell her no? I always told her when we bought this place that she had complete freedom with the barn and fields for as long as she or the useless nags lived. She says all she wants to do is grow old ( at this point I asked grow?) watching her horses in the field and sitting on the porch while I bring her lambs to cuddle or soemthing. Oh. And Spin occasionally.
I am sure there is more to it but it isn't like it is going to place any more of a burden on us I guess. I always planned on taking care of her anyway.
After I told her yes she already called and set a time for the excavation crew to come level the spot she wants to build on. Not sure what He thinks about it, not that I care really but this could get even more interesting as it goes along. These things usually do.
Not a prepping or homesteading post I know but I thought I would share since you might see me doing some things and writing about it that wouldn't make much sense otherwise. I guess in this case the parent is moving in with the child. Kinda sorta....
So anyway I decided to cook up a lamb stew for tonight while I mulled the possible consequences of this news over. I simply just do not understand parents these days.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!