I used to own a house where I lived with my two children. For various reasons (main one being that I became ill with what the doctors tend to call CFS – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,) my children had to go and live with their Dad. I was, at the time, on solo parent’s benefit and, of course, once my two babies weren’t living with me anymore I had to come off of it… and could no longer afford to live in my house. So, I sold the house (and got a small sum of money back from it.) I then went to live with my parents.
I would be lying to say that I enjoy living here. I’m a true introvert who needs and craves her own space. I had been obsessing over getting my own place again, however small. Problem is, I wouldn’t be able to afford to make the repayments. So, knowing I most likely will not be around in a few years time, I realise it really does not matter if I buy a house or not.
My Mother works at home, doing in-home childcare. She isn’t so young anymore and has bad arthritis in her knees. But because of the financial situation with her and my Dad, she has to keep working. I watch her hobble around everyday and I think… what if I could just give her my small life savings and she could go private and get her knees done? It would be like a parting gift to her. I mean, she could make much better use of the money that way. What do you guys all think?