The show was huge success and I am so happy about that. I so wanted the new owner to have full possession of the studios reputation for putting on a great performance. I tried hard to stay in the background and let her do her thing. She did it very well and I am proud and happy. Anyone can be replaced and I feel that the parents realize that now and I can slowly back out.
It was a crazy week last week with all the rehearsals, my house is a wreck, the shop is a wreck, my life however is something wonderful! I don't have to worry about going anywhere in the evening. Yeah! My best work hours will not be interrupted. I feel free and the real feelings have not even surfaced.
My bum brother has been at mom almost constantly for the past two months. He does not have her cell # so has to go through me. His texts, messages and what ever he can get me to read or listen too are all different lies and stories, each on is believable and each one is different. I just do not answer any phone call from a Nevada prefix. He calls about1 or 2 times a day. So on Friday morning I get this crazy text about how he is in California, and his friend (Dave) is helping him. Yeah let's see how long that will last. But he needs...... some convoluted story. I do not read this message until after dress rehearsal as I am on phone silence back stage.
I also received three back to back phone calls from a 702 prefix. He also left messages on my voicemail, something he has not done for several weeks. Well he is desperate and in some kind of trouble or really strung out as each message became worse and worse. He needed moms number, He needed mom to call him.
Mom's health has taken a serious turn for the worse since her last fall. I was so afraid she would end up in the hospital during the weekend recital. I ACTUALLY TOOK HER WITH TO DRESS REHEARSAL. I did not want her home alone. Brother could actually take mom down with worry, so I purposely am keeping them apart. My sisters agree that this is the right thing.
By the time I got home and was finally able to read the messages and listen, it was a very scary situation. His threats were awful and I told Hub's and called Lil sis, then we went down to police station and reported the calls. I was at the court house at 9 Friday morning to get a protection order. Funny as these are hard to get in the state of Idaho. But as the police officers all know me, they took it very seriously. My petition was whisked into the judges chambers within minutes and granted. I also know all the judges. I am not a ding bat and my brother rap sheet is a mile high. Now will he come here as he threatened? I doubt it. But is pays to be prepared. My sister will also have to do this. She gets home today. Mom already had a permanent order on him. He was even calling and threatening me while I sat in the court room. I had a total of 72 texts, 37 calls, and 5 voice messages. All which were snap photoed to the police. Since Friday morning I have heard nothing.
He will try a different tactic to get moms number so I am keeping a close eye and ear on her calls. She can't drive so she can't sneak off and get money for him. Isn't my life swell?
Last week was kind of a blur as far as saving money was concerned: I did not cook Thursday- Saturday, it was fast food and snacks.
1. Ate fast food on Thursday, Friday and Saturday but it was cheap ( McD's) does that count?
2. Spent $69.00 on groceries, used coupons and bought on sale. 47% savings
3. The meals I did cook were all out of freezer and pantry
4. Stocked up on things for our camp out this Father's day weekend as they were on sale.
5. Ordered a big order of velcro and zippers from Wawak and saved a ton of money.
6. Picking salad greens and lots of strawberries. Mom has a bowl almost every day.
7. mom is too weak to do much laundry so I am back to my 3 loads a week, which is really nice. She will wash one sock.
8. throwing the cats outside as much as possible and they have cut way back on food and using the little box. I hate that litter box and the use of it is way down. Good litter is expensive.
I'm free. Free at Last!
Have a great and productive day!