Happy Monday everyone! Well the storm that wasn't supposed to be came and went this past weekend and my area got dumped on with buckets and buckets of rain. That fine line separating snow and rain was literally just to our north... Bummer!
Senior has been extremely busy as of late. Some of you may or may not know that for almost the past 3 years, he has worked for the Veterans Health Administration both in Columbia and Charlotte. He has worked in numerous departments within the VA, where he met most of our current group members but he decided to abandon ship for reasons that he will explain once the holidays are over as he has been working a lot of hours. This last 2 week pay period he had 131 hours, 51 of that was OT because of the holiday rush. He actually told me that it felt like he was back on sea duty with as much time he is putting in but he loves his new job. The week before he started his new job, he went to Midlands Tech in Columbia and got his forklift certification before starting as the new warehouse manager. During his 12 hour day he gets to handle all kinds of firearms and firearms related products. Best part about the job, he can purchase them at cost and along with the most of the staff, they can carry at work. He really enjoys the family atmosphere, the warehouse staff is awesome.
And in a bit of some other news.. with the approval of my sister and I, my mothers guardian petitioned the court to sell her home, it was not on the market for very long and a person who is a home "flipper" will be purchasing it. I wish I could say that there was no opposition to the guardian petitioning the court, but as luck would have it, my brother ( who has not seen his mother in a year) had to be notified. Well, once he was sent the petition he immediately denied it and scribbled "Consent not given" across the bottom. I know-what a jerk!
The funds from the sale of the home would be placed into a "Special Needs Trust" for mom. This was her house and this money belongs to her, why a child would deny their mother this is beyond me. And frankly it upset me quite terribly.
The court date came and the Judge pretty much squashed my brothers denial...it seems that if a person wished to argue against something then they needed to show up in court with representation and explain why. My brother never did that. So, the Judge immediately approved the sale of the home and the establishment of the trust. My sister and I were elated as this was a huge answer to prayer. everyone we have talked to has told us this was the right thing to do and my sister and I feel completely at peace with it. If you have ever had to do this, then you know selling your childhood home and having it cleaned out is probably the most difficult thing a child has to do, but it was the right decision and my sister and I no longer have to worry about the upkeep of a house that has been sitting vacant since my dad passed. The relief is overwhelming....