So mom was moving out no matter what happened to us kids because she's awful and doesn't care about us at all. Awesome. Dad hears about this, mom does a bunch of shit to him, mom ALSO does a lot of shit to this other poor guy that was her fiance and dad decides to pull out all the stops and help us because he's finally realized what a shitbag she really is.
An old friend of dad's that dad lost the number to years ago calls my dad one day and dad answers the call. They catch up and dad mentions that he's trying to find a house to rent. Dad's friend says "Hey! I'm a realtor now!" So dad's friend eventually comes across this house that wasn't even on the market yet through another realtor friend that kinda owed him a favor. For our budget, the house was perfect. Time passes, buncha paper work is done and BOOM we got the house.
Things were rocky at first but my dad has the best lucky connections with people and best people skills ever. We had like no furniture right? My dad's on a job and his client is a Chicago fireman. Guy JUST moved. So he shows up to his new house with my dad and says "I already have new furniture!" when he sees that the old tenants left behind a bunch of really nice furniture. My dad mentions how he just moved into a new place too and showed the guy what our living room and kitchen currently looked like. The guy said my dad could have the whole living room and kitchen sets for FREE. While my dad said he'd install a whole alarm system in the guy's garage for free because he felt bad about not paying ANYTHING for all the nice furniture.
Bless that guy what a man. Bonus: later the same guy says he doesn't need his old bed anymore either. My sister needed a new bed the most and lets be honest her room is the only one that can reasonably fit the bed in anyway. So my sister ended up getting a nice queen sized bed frame and mattress for free.
So yeah that's also a thing. 2018 has been kind to me but also very unkind to me. I guess there needs to be balance but for fuck's sake.
Everything else has been going great tho! Even tho we can't go to Texas to visit my grandparents again this year because of costs. Need that money for rent on the house. Living here has been great. It's doing WONDERS for my mental health.
Reading: mchanzo fics
Watching: she-ra and the princesses of power