We feel like we’re going to have breakdowns. This week we have been sorting out our Granddad’s moving arrangements. Our Dad is at work long hours so us and our Mum have been doing all the paperwork, forms etc. Mum can’t use a computer so we’ve been emailing all over the place even though we don’t really know what we’re doing. Dad had to spend his week’s holiday from work and his weekends phoning housing places and all sorts to try desperately to get granddad somewhere to live. He’s been living with his brother, but it’s like 50 miles away and it’s just too far for granddad to come back and forth to sign things in person. He can’t drive, we can’t drive and neither can Mum, and Dad is getting so ill with the stress. His job is awful, never give him any help and it’s draining life out of him.
We know Granddad’s been accused of stuff. But now we believe he’s innocent and there is no proof to suggest otherwise. We need to help him, he is our granddad, he’s 86, has a heart condition and is homeless. Despite any evidence against him, most people can’t be bothered to help and it’s just Mum, Dad and us two doing something to help him. He could be innocent and if he is, everyone’s abandoned him, just like that.
And now he may have to stay here for a night. We have no room for him, no bed and he can’t get up our stairs. He’s getting confused and angry and just wants to die. On Saturday he can finally move into a retirement flat but no one will help carry his furniture. Dad is ill and is going to have to do most of it alone. We can hardly carry much but we’re going to help anyway. Our cousin already took all his money from him when he lived with her and now she’s just left him to it, not giving him anything back. He’s now going to have to pay £500 a month rent even though he gave her £40,000 towards her house. He’s lost everything and any inheritance for mum is now mostly gone.
And we’ve been so stressed we’ve not looked for any work this week. We can’t even be bothered to try. Don’t want to do anything, just want to sleep all the time and cry. We have to get work soon, our money is low. Ugh can’t even face anyone.