Mum in Law is moving out ...

@GreenMoo (11842)
July 31, 2012 4:04am CST
My mother in law, who was planning to stay with us long term over the summer, has found herself a house to rent in a nearby village. The rent is cheap and she picks up the keys this afternoon. Yesterday I helped her open a local bank account and so on. I'm a little disappointed as the kids were enjoying having her around. On the plus side though, her new house has an electricity supply. This evening we will be shipping our washing machine down there, which we can't use at home as we haven't electricity for it, and I'll be spending the next few days washing just about everything we own. I'm very excited about this aspect of her move. Have you had a relative leave your home? Were you pleased or disappointed to see them go?
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• China
6 Aug 12
I think it doesn't make sense for your mother in law to rent a house and move out.She went there in order to enjoy the family happiness. she might as well not go where you live at the start as be separated from you now.I reckon she can't stand having no good electricity supply there or can't get used to food there.
@GreenMoo (11842)
6 Aug 12
Her husband is hoping to join her for a short visit later in the summer, and actually I think it is he who would struggle with our facilities.
• China
7 Aug 12
So that is how it is.He seems to be particular about your facilities.Is it still summer there? Over here today is the Beginning of Autumn(13th solar term).
@GreenMoo (11842)
8 Aug 12
I think it is best all round if he does not stay here. My eldest son has been working very hard with mum in law to make the house usable. In fact, they are there at the moment painting the kitchen. It is the height of summer here. Far too hot to be honest! We have a forest fire blazing not far away and the air is thick enough with smoke to make my eyes sore. We get nice weather until the end of September, then it becomes more changeable.
• United States
31 Jul 12
It is refreshing to hear of a daughter in law who is sad to have her mother in law leave her home! I'm glad she will be close by. Oh Wow no Electricity! thinkig of your other post , if I were Hubby I would starve! To answer your question I had my nephew come live for awhile and hen move out. It was ok both ways.
@GreenMoo (11842)
31 Jul 12
I'm guessing that if you were hubby you'd manage to feed yourself if you didn't like what was on the table actually! Which is what he ought to do instead of behaving like a spoilt brat. Enough of that! I'm glad mum in law is going to be close as the kids have got used to having her around. She's a nice lady and easy to have around. Sometimes I find it hard having people in my immediate house, but I'm so used to having people around the farm that I perhaps don't find it so stressful as some might. Anyway, she picked up the key today so I'm hoping we'll get down there tomorrow and find out if the water has been turned on yet and how easy it'll be to plumb in my washing machine. I've actually got so much laundry to do that I'll be pretty much moving into her place I think!
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• United States
31 Jul 12
Great Idea! Move in with her and Hubby with the kids! It is so wonderful to hear of a nice mother in law. My mom did not get along with my paternal grandmother. she had me late so I missed all the fireworks!I hope Mum in law loves her new place! Cheers!
8 Aug 12
This is so funny! Most people would be completely over the moon to get RID of their mother in law lol.. but you are sorry to see her go. lol it's very amusing. I have never had any relatives stay with me. I am only 25 and not married yet, and my sister still lives at home with our parents so it would be strange for any of them to come stay with me lol!
@GreenMoo (11842)
8 Aug 12
Aw, she's a nice lady. I think I'm very used to living with people so it's quite possible I have a higher tolerance level than many. Remember we accept volunteers here so I always have total strangers arriving to share our space. Sometimes it drives me nuts, but it's good training to having relatives to stay ;)
@MsTickle (25007)
• Australia
6 Aug 12
So happy that things are working out so well. Usually at myLot, it's rarely about when things go right but more about when things go wrong. Your family dynamic seems healthy and functional and I'm quite in awe of your home situation. Can you not get more solar panels? I'll be getting 1.7Kw (7 panels) on my roof soon and that will pasy for itself within 2 years and I will be bill free as well. I may be feeding some power back into the grid but I'm not sure yet. They are not paying big amounts so that payback will be negligible I'm advised. We'll see. I live alone and I could not live without my washing machine and other creature comforts.
@GreenMoo (11842)
6 Aug 12
I haven't got the capital outlay to increase the solar panels unfortunately. The two I have are borrowed too :-(
@Orson_Kart (4111)
• United Kingdom
31 Jul 12
[i]Oh, I hate my mother-in-law She's nothing but a big fat bore She natters day and night And really is a sight Oh, I hate my mother-in-law.....[/i] Sounds like you can make good use of her move. I would visit as often as possible, just don't forget the washing. lol
@GreenMoo (11842)
1 Aug 12
It would perhaps be taking advantage of her hospitality to hang around whilst each load runs through the machine, so I wondered if I could just leave all the dirty laundry there and pick it up, clean, later? Give her some space, you know. A favour really. What do you think?
@katsmeow1213 (28982)
• United States
31 Jul 12
It's nice that you and your mother in law get along, and that you will be able to use a washing machine over at her place. Where did she live before coming to stay with you guys? I never got along with my mother in law so probably would have hurt myself, or her, if she'd stayed with us for longer than a few hours!
@GreenMoo (11842)
1 Aug 12
She's got her own place, but it's about 2300km from here so when she decided to visit she decided to do it long term.
• United States
31 Jul 12
My brother left home before anyone else. Then my sister moved out and never did I think it will be me to leave next. I never really missed any of them to be honest. I know today I am moving and I already miss my daughter.
@GreenMoo (11842)
31 Jul 12
I hope the move goes well.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
31 Jul 12
No, Nobody is moving out, or moving in. It is pretty much by ourselves. We basically kept that way for long time already, and hopefully we be the same this way. Anyway, it is sad to see your mother - in - law to leave, especially your kids love her that much. Hopefully, everything works out just fine for her.
@GreenMoo (11842)
31 Jul 12
I'm sure it will, thankyou. She's only going to be in the next village so I'm sure we'll see lots of her.
@riyauro (6431)
• India
31 Jul 12
oh you must be missing her already. I like it when some elderly is at home. That is a good thing that she will have electricity. How come you don't have electricity? Is it very remote area or just a cut in the supply? I wish you get electricity soon because it makes life easier. I wonder how you must be managing. have a wonderful day.
@GreenMoo (11842)
31 Jul 12
We have small solar panels which supply a small amount of electricity for lights, phone recharges and my laptop in summer. We manage otherwise, but I really don't enjoy doing laundry by hand!
@ElicBxn (60174)
• United States
12 Aug 12
Not my relatives, but some others who were roommate's relatives. On the whole, I wasn't unhappy they left.