Hotter talked to his mom today, and apparently things up in the Arctic Tundra are not so good. The Wrath lost her job a couple of months ago and has been collecting unemployment while looking for another one, but the job market is grim in general, and especially for someone who is pushing eighty and doesn't own a car. Plus Lefty is out of jail (WHY? WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE FELONIES?) and I'm sure that's expensive for The Wrath, since she can't say no to him. My brother-in-law, Loud and Crazy, who lives off with her, has apparently started to panic that they will lose her their house and be out on the street. I'm not sure how likely that actually is, although it's certainly a possibility since Lefty drained her retirement account via a checkbook he stole (she never pressed charges because he's FAMILY and so the money is gone) and unemployment doesn't last forever. What I wasn't expecting to hear was that Hotter had assured The Wrath that she AND HER THREE CATS could always come and live with us.
I just...in THEORY I am not ENTIRELY against this; The Wrath is good people, she's Hotter's mom, and she has helped us out before. I certainly wouldn't turn her away if she had no other option. But we are already five people in 1,200 square feet sharing one bathroom (and one breadwinner, who is allergic to cats with fur). There would need to be some very firm boundaries (i.e. This Is How Much You Contribute To The Household Bills From Your Pension Without Exception, Absolutely No More Animals, Lefty Isn't Allowed Here) that would, in and of themselves, probably be dealbreakers on her end (plus she doesn't want to live in The South). And even then it would be A LOT. By which I mean I am 90% sure it would break me, or at the very least my marriage.
So that's swell.
In other news I have a job interview tomorrow for a position I don't exactly love the thought of, but I'd like to have a second job lined up just in case things go south at The Ritzier (Drunk Boss being gone is fabulous, yes, but we don't know who will be replacing him and it's possible the New Boss will be just as bad or even worse so I'm not letting my guard down or celebrating anything just yet).
How are all of YOU?