This last Friday my brother-in-law died. He was 41 and I really liked him. He was married to my younger sister (she is 21 now) and a pilot for a major airline. I am not able to go to the funeral because I can’t afford the airfare. The bereavement fares ranged from $590-1200 the other fares were even higher. The funeral is tomorrow and I just found out recently when I would have to be there if I were able to go. To make money even tighter, I have been going through the process of buying a house and have been using all my spare money towards a downpayment. I know they will understand but I am really torn by the decision to stay here. I really need the money to buy the home and as it happens I am not able to pay for the ticket at the same time.
I just needed to post this.