Brainiac4 and I were trying to figure out when the shit started…
We figure it was after his brother got divorced. That was expensive (we funded it) but functionally a good thing.
And it probably wasn’t my sister going through invitro. Once again, expensive (we didn’t fund that) and stressful, but the baby is due in July.
So maybe it was when the his brother had a motorcycle accident late last summer. He walked away, but scrambled his brains and is now on long term disability with memory problems.
Or maybe it was when one of my coworkers had her baby girl treated for cancer. She’s fine now. That was last Fall that that started.
One of my dear friends lost both her parents within six months of each other. Her mother from an unexpected heart attack. Her father from alcohol. But that didn’t seem immediate.
Then we discovered my sister’s boyfriend was beating the shit out of her. That was right before Christmas. We pulled her out.
By Feburary she was in rehab for alcohol abuse. By April she was back in outpatient. She is halfway across the country and we aren’t sure how she is doing now, but the middle of the night phone calls have ended - and she has stopped accusing every male she knew as a child of sexually abusing her.
My brother in law (the one with memory loss) moved home. … that was great. And he started seeing a new girl who seems really nice. What wasn’t so nice was when she fell in front of our home breaking her leg and wrist, requiring five days in the hospital, two surgeries, and rehabiliatation. That was - late May?
Then, last week, a very old friend of ours and his wife had a baby. And the delivery didn’t go well. The first few days were a matter of survival, now its survival plus finding out how disabled she will be should she be able to live without the respirator. I suspect it will be severe, since she was without oxygen for twenty minutes.
And yesterday I had to pick up the kids…normally Brainiac4 does that, but he was busy accompaning a coworker to the emergency room after she had a seizure.
Anyway, stay far away. We seem to be carrying a cloud of misfortune…