|10 Nov 2008|
|Saturday 9 November has got to be the worst night ever.|
Went to bed at 8:30 cos we were so tired and the kids had a long day.Next thing my mom phones hysterical that the neighbor and his son are drunk and just broke every window in the house.My youngest brother who is 19 wanted to go beat the hell out of them.My mum locked the doors and hid the keys.There was more than a few boys outside and all using the most disgusting language imaginable.
This problem stemmed from a week ago when the neighbors son lit a firework and threw it inside the water meter which is on the road.After a five hour wait with a blown water meter and water shooting sky high it was finally repaired.The boy denied doing it anyway.Saturday late the father was drunk and decided to vent his anger with the windows.
I have an elder brother that's 5min away so he got there first to talk to the idiot next door.
In the mean while all thoughts of sleep had vanished for hubby and i.My 2 boys were very much asleep by this time.I was worrying and fretting,my fingers were trembling.
Calling for the idiot proved fruitless and the comment was 'tell the F... people to come talk to me here'.So my brother went there to ask why all this has been. I was trying to phone the local police to report what had just happened and wanted them to check the house out.Had to phone a few times before getting through but it didn't matter cos no police pitched up.
This is the most rotten family that wants to fight with anyone and everyone.They seem to forget the days of being homeless and pleading with the granny for shelter which they live in now and took over without permission resulting in the granny dying a few years later,enduring lots of stress and a fatal heart attack.She died a very unhappy person.
Back to the story.........
My second brother also got there a few minutes later but things just got worse.The idiot neighbor took his hockey stick and wanted to hit them.This man is so drunk so they pulled it away and told him to go sober up.He went to his car and produced a knife running hysterically inches away from stabbing my brother whose back was turned, so the other brother swung the hockey stick at the idiot which resulted in lots of bleeding and a long visit to the local government hospital.My 2 brothers and mum went to the local police station and gave statements.
It just seems like my youngest brother is not through giving the family grief.He was on a drug called'sugars'and is clean for about 17 months now.This is the drug that is destroying the Indian community of Chats worth.After more than 4 years of going through hell with this now 19 year old my mom had him go to rehab twice.
It is the youngest brother who was the very best of friends with the idiot and his family.My dad is a paraplegic for the past year now.The man is in a wheel chair and was screaming for them to stop breaking the windows but it fell on deaf ears.The night ended with my mom,dad and bro sleeping over at my house for the few hours until morning.
So today mom went home early to start cleaning and got someone to fit the glass which are huge pieces and about 12 pieces.Now there will be a court case,not a funeral for them to attend thank god .
So much i have not mentioned but i am sure that some of you reading this can relate to the fact that it takes many many contributing factors for problems like this to occur.Many of you may want to leave South Africa because of crime,well i do too.I try to keep my sons away from negatives like this but when its family involvement i want to run to OZ or even grow wings and fly there.
I have had 1 hour of sleep last night in a smoke filled house due to dad and bro smoking at the back door which didn't make a difference,the house still filled up with smoke.No one is a smoker in my home yet we had to put up with it for the night.My other 2 brothers are happily married and don't need this family stress in there lives but then again neither do i.Hubby has taken kids to visit his mum for a while so he asked me to rest but i think typing all this here will do me some good.Have babbled on and on so you must be thinking what relevance this has to the Aussie Move site.Well here it is and its also for the days when i wonder if leaving SA and family is really the right thing to do.
I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF GIVING MY ALL TO FAMILY.I AM A FREE GROCERY STORE,BANK THAT CHARGES NO INTEREST,FREE TAXI SERVICE,FREE BAKER AND COOK,AND EVEN A SHOULDER TO CRY ON ANYTIME. ALL THIS AND YET I DON'T ASK FOR ANYTHING IN RETURN.HAVE HAD IT UP TO MY NECK WITH FAMILY AND THEIR PROBLEMS.I HAVE BEAUTIFUL INTELLIGENT BOYS AND A SMART LOVING HUBBY WHO NEVER JUDGES ME ACCORDING TO MY FAMILY ISSUES BUT WHO LOVES ME FOR WHO I AM.BETWEEN US THERE'S LOTS OF MATERIAL THINGS BUT THE GREATEST GIFT IS OUR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER WHICH I KNOW WILL SEE US TROUGH THE 'Aussie Move'.I AM JUST A ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTIONS RIGHT NOW.