Thursday, June 22, 2006

Standing in line at the unemployment office.

No, not me.. not Armondo either...

So my dad, aka Grumpa is coming to stay here again. I didn't even get a chance to wash the sheets on the bed he slept on since the last time he was here. In fact, I didn't even get a chance to write about his visit!

Last week, my dad pulled a surprise visit for a couple of days. He bought and brought over $200 worth of groceries, AND filled my gas tank. We had a pretty good visit this last time, mostly because I've had the cable turned off for the summer, so he wasn't able to hide in his room and watch TV all day like he did the time he was here before.

On a side note: While he was here last week, Cherry had a REALLY bad diaper rash that caused her to scream every time she sat down, peed, or was picked up with a hand on her bottom. It came all of a sudden, seemed to be caused by diarrhea, and after I got cream from the doc. it went away as fast as it came. It was some sort of yeast infection. There's still a little bit of evidence of it left, but it stopped hurting her right away after I slathered on the cream. It's darn scary when your kid starts screaming for NO apparent reason, and you can't seem to figure it out! (I thought she had been stung by a wasp or something.)

Anyway, So, my dad is coming back again. This time for a long time. He got fired from his job. I can't really talk about WHY he got fired, because if I do, I might sound racist, or he might sound racist. Let's just say he was one of the only white drug and alcohol counselors on an Indian reserve, and he pissed off one of the natives. It's one of those things where he could probably take it to court for wrongful dismissal, but he's not going to bother.

And he LIVED on the reserve. So basically he got fired from his job, AND his house.

It's a good thing Armondo's not here right now. I mean, the two of them get along, but having an in-law around all the time can wear on you. I know all of you know what I'm talking about. (Armondo's sister lived here for quite awhile, and although, I love her lots, it was a trying time in A.'s and my marriage!)

But he's not going to live here for free, that's for sure! I will now have a live in babysitter, and someone to paint Cherry's "big girl" room.

If he doesn't find a job right away, we also have someone to housesit while we go on vacation at some point this summer. It might all work out just fine! (I just hope Armondo isn't pissed when he finds out! He shouldn't be, but I think I'd be a little miffed if I was away for weeks and came home to my family and HIS mom or dad.)


Erin said...

That would be awkward. Well, if it was my fathr, I'd move out, since we can't get along for very long. I hope it works out really well, and he finds a job and a place of his own quickly.

Anna said...

Hey, I sent you an e-mail...good luck with the houseguest!

CeCe said...

Erin~Well, allthough my dad is grumpy and cynical all the time, we DO get along most of the time.

Anna~Thanks for the email!

Mr. Fabulous said...

Well, I think it will work out. That sucks that he got a raw deal, though.

K. said...

Having family members move in temporarily is always a strain on the relationship w/hubby. Best of luck getting through it!

Melora said...

Sorry about your dad! Losing your house and job at once is a lot to deal with.
I hope Armondo reacts well. I know just what you mean. Ed loves my parents, but having house guests for more than a week or two makes him crazy.

Joyce said...

Hey- that's just being Jesus in a tangible way. Way to go. (well, I don't know if Jesus needed a live-in baby-sitter, though!!)

CeCe said...

Mr.Fab~Yeah, it'll all work out.


Melora~Actually, I talked to Armondo on the phone today, and he was fine with it!

Joyce~Well, I don't think I can compare myself to Jesus, but I do like having the company, even though he's a bit of a slob.

Tricia said...

For a long time? hmmm...

Well, I hope it all works out well. At least he isn't a teenager (hehe.) And the babysitting is a bonus!

Belinda said...

Wow, you have a lot of stuff going on! I just now got caught up, since I'm stranded and must force myself to stay awake until Bella naps. (grumble, grumble, dang HUSBAND is sound asleep, because it's not HIS problem, watching the child, now IS it? grrrrrr)

I hope it works out with your dad, because it could be wonderful for Cherry, AND you, AND him, especially!

And I'm totally in love with Armondo for the video he made for his baby girl. What a guy!

Must. Sleep. Now.

CeCe said...

Trica~Yes! At least he's not a teenager!

Belinda~Go to sleep!