Thursday, May 14, 2009

"And I caaaaaaan't stand 'im"

Can we talk?

Don't worry, this isn't an anti-Adam Lambert post. :-)
Let me just say that I'm VERY interested in seeing what ends up happening next week.
I'm not at all surprised at the top two and I'm sure that they'll both have very successful careers irregardless of who wins. (yes, I know it's not a word, but I still love it)

Anyway...I don't think this is a subject that I've ever brought up on here, and I'm not going to go into a huge amount of detail, but let it be known that I DESPISE my brother-in-law.

I have two sisters and they're both married, but anyone who's 'in the know' will know exactly who I'm talking about.
I didn't like him when I first met him, I didn't like him when they got married, I don't like him now, and I won't like him in the future.
He's a horrible person with no redeeming qualities and I would love it if my sister kicked his sorry ass to the curb (as the 'kids' say these days). And I don't like his family either.

I know that my sister isn't happy in the relationship and I'm sure their two boys aren't happy with the current situation either. The problem is that she needs to make the first step (of getting him out of the house) and I'm sure she's terrified to do so. I completely understand. It's got to be terrifying making that decision and leaving a situation you've been accustomed to for so many years.
Change is good though, right??? :-)

I think that she's finally at the point where she's realizing that she's got a lot of support from her family and friends and that people are willing to stick by her and help her in whatever ways they (we) can. I also think that she's finally come to the realization that she'll be OK from a financial perspective, especially since he's pretty much contributing nothing significant to their income.

The whole thing stresses me out beyond belief. I just want things to be better for her and her two boys. The three of them deserve to be happy and that isn't going to happen as long as he's still in the house, creating a super-negative environment.

There....I feel a little better now. Thanks.

On a more positive note (and a complete change of subject) - our fence is supposed be getting repaired either today or tomorrow!
That's exciting, huh?!?!?
Jim has worked his (skinny) ass off in the yard every spare minute this Spring and I can't wait to see how everything looks once the fence is back to normal.

Speaking of exciting things - the pool is being opened on June 3rd! It's a little later than we've opened it in the past, but that was the earliest they could come and open it.
I'm sure we could open it ourselves, but it's not a lot of money to have them do it, they do a great job. Besides, getting the cover off and folding it up is WAY more than a two person job.
I'm afraid we'd have no friends left to enjoy the pool if we tried to recruit them to help us open it. :-)

I'm looking forward to it being open this year, especially since those two giant trees are gone. You can see them in the background, behind the umbrella.
Now that they're gone, the pool and the patio area should get a LOT more sunlight, which makes for a warm pool, which makes for a happy John!!!

Happy Thursday to you all.



Jim said...

When do the pool party invites go out?

You're not alone, lots of people do not like the in-laws. I call the ones I don't like "out-laws"

Julie said...

John, I am so sorry for your sister. If I can be of any help, I would love to talk to her. I really understand how she feels, but life can be so much better for her. We'll talk...

cb said...

I've always wanted to be friends with someone who has a pool!

Sorry about your bra-in-law!

Anonymous said...

I thought at first that you put a photo up of my parents pool from a while ago...take that as a huge compliment since my father has always been so meticulous (sp??) about keeping the pool clean! :-)

Ava loves to swim!


RG said...

You better have a soft ball league pool party Bee-otche! After the ass-beating your team gave ours, the LEAST you could do is invite us over for a nice day relaxing in the sun and making boy soup in the water! LOL