Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

End game

My mother is being brought home, tomorrow, to finish out her days and be cared for by hospice.  I'll be trying to figure out the funeral and probate issues over the next week, since mom has next to no money, no insurance and no will.  Meaning my sister and I will be paying for everything.  In fact, she and my little brother are doing all they can to help deal with it.  Other members of the family...they're doing exactly what I figured they would so they are immaterial.  Right now, mom is the focus.

There's a good likelihood my little brother will wind up living with me in Buffalo since he'll have no place else to go except the street.  He has emotional and developmental problems and really cannot fend for himself, anymore...though I have to say, he really stepped up and took care of mom during her last two illnesses.  Even people you've known all your life can surprise you.  But we'll have to see how he does with a winter up there.

Great birthday.  At least my sister brought me an angel food cake with fresh fruit and Cool Whip as well as a card that plays to my "Star Wars" nerdiness, and I got a phone call from a good friend in LA.  I also have notes on my Facebook page so need to look those over.  Be good to be brightened up; I'm pretty damned exhausted, right now.


Writer said...

Happy belated birthday, Kyle, and sorry about your Mother. I'll keep you in my thoughts and wish there was more I could do. =/


Penman said...

Someone I know said about family(he and his brother were raised in an orphanage, left by parents who died of alcoholism) that he wouldn't have cared who his brother and himself had for family. Black, Asian, Gay, it didn't matter, single parent or couple, he just wanted someone that loved him. He said they treated him well at the orphanage, that wasn't it, but there were a lot of kids who needed love and few adults to give it.

Your brother has a family and a damn good family waiting for him in Buffalo.

JamTheCat said...

Thanks, buys. Yous're da bestest, both of yous.