posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 07:53 PM
The midwest is a wonderful place, was born and raised here. However, moved away for thirty years. My wife and I had a beautiful place in FL, 1.5
acres, room for the horses and all of that. Almost 4 years ago, I was hurt on the job, dropped my income by a third, and then the company she worked
for went bankrupt owing us in excess of 12,000 dollars.
Faced with a ridiculous situation, we allowed our house to go back to the man that held the contract, moved back to the midwest, in with my mother.
We have a nice apartment sized space to live in, both work part time, look after my mother and step father, and was blessed to be able to look after
my grandfather for the last 6 months of his life.
What I am trying to say is that I applaud the OP, it is time for all of us to downsize, and look out for our own. They may be family, and we may not
like them, but it is time to go back to the things that made this country strong.