I have a first cousin that makes your average stink bug seem like charming company. He’s super-smart, maybe low genius, but he’s also an atheist and thoroughly arrogant in every way. In his youth, he married and divorced a woman of equal brains, but who had a likable personality. They had one son, who with his mother’s guidance, and that of both sets of grandparents, turned out to be a really likable guy. I’ve gotten reacquainted with him in the last year. He’s about 10 years younger than I.
He used to have a nice little homestead on the road next door, but in a moment of nostalgia, sold it several years ago to buy the home of his late maternal grandparents (in town). Last year, he bought another small property about two miles from me and began clearing the overgrown areas and making the house habitable. He’d put a lot of work (and no small amount of money) into the place. It would have made him a nice place, had he stuck with it.
Sadly, someone recently broke into the place and stole all his tools. They also broke into the pickup he’d left there and had tried to start it. He had the truck towed back to his house in town. He’s nearly out of money to spend on the place for now. He doesn’t yet have the money to buy new tools and he’s beat from all the long hours that he’s been putting in there. Plus, his retired mother has decided that she no longer wants to live in the home’s “granny suite.”
He’s decided to throw in the towel. I HATE that! I don’t think it’s what he wants down deep, but it all just overwhelmed him. All because some thieving sleaze ball probably needed another hit of drugs. It really is a dirty rotten shame. I wish I could get my hands on the guy(s?) that did it! © 2016