I knew that I needed to move to someplace else. I had been thinking about doing it for so long, and now was the time. I finally ended up renting storage in Ajax to put my things in, and then I stayed with my mom for awhile. She was never keen on having her kids coming back home to live, no matter how polite and well mannered we are. But she knew that I needed the help and was happy to let me stay temporarily. I did not want to pile all my belongings into her home and get her frazzled, so storage was the best way to go. I only brought my one cat with me, my clothing and a small number of basic things. This was going to be such an adventure.
My parents are kind of funny in that they are not very warm people and they never have been. They are both really uptight, and they can both really be hard to get along with. So, one of the things that I needed to do was to make sure that I did not upset my mom. My dad is the same way, but he’s worse. So, I chose not to live with him. I make a promise to myself to make sure that I helped to replace any food or drinks. I also wanted to make sure that I made my bed, tidied up after myself and anything else necessary.
It turned out that living with my mother was not all that bad. She seemed to have mellowed out a little bit, mostly because she saw how badly I needed a place to stay. And she really appreciated that I was trying to keep things clean and give money for food and other things as necessary. It really helped me out.