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  1. WOTHM
    My MIL lost her job not long before the economy whet downhill. She lives with her SO and he is a tightwad. So, I talked to DH about paying family to keep the dc instead of non-family. My oldest was starting to have problems at the DC they were going to anyway and it was a good time for a...
  2. General Chat
    I am going to try to keep this short. Last August we agreed to rent DH cousins house to help them out and us out too. Rent was $250 cheaper than where we were, her Mom had passed and she wanted to move into her Moms house. We told them BEFORE we moved in we only planned to stay a yr. We did...
  3. General Chat
    I believe that is the new Fox show isn't it??? :thumb: In all seriousness, my MIL is going to drive me crazy with school supplies. She wants to purchase all the grandkids school supplies this year. DH and I are the only kids on that side that don't currently have money problems. So, I think...
  4. Relationships
    Just warning ya-this will probably be long because I will provide some background info. My fil became disabled probably 6-7 years ago and they have had money issues ever since. I live beside them in a house that my husband and I built, we purchased the land from them before he became disabled...
  5. Secondhand Shopping
    My inlaws have bought a new home and are downsizing. They gave us some goodies and, after they had an estate sale, we got to go over and choose some other things before the auctioneer came to buy what he wanted. I got great stuff! Let me see if I can remember everything we have gotten...
  6. General Chat
    ...was a car !!!!!!! Can I just go ahead and tell you that I LOVE my in-law's ?!!? Last night FIL handed us the keys to a '95 Buick Regal...as a gift !! Totally free and clear !! OMG, I have been smiling so much that my face hurts. It is the luxe edition of this car, so it has a ton of...
  7. General Chat
    Hi everyone. I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas Eve and Christmas. Joe and I decided to drive in last night when I got home from work. (Of course it rainded the first part of the drive which I hate driving in rain.) We got in around 11. When ever he gets up we are driving to...
  8. Family
    Ok Ladies, Here is the condensed version of what is going on. My MIL (whom I am very close to) is not getting along with her daughter's MIL. Both of these ladies love their children and grandchildren and want the best for them. They also are both the matriarchs of the family and tend to run...
  9. Home and Family
    I was recently interviewed by CBS networks The Early Show, talking about mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationships. When they initially approached me about the topic of in-laws, the first thing that came to mind was "Take my mother-in-law . . . please," a variation on comedian Henny Youngman's...
  10. Family
    Ok I made ham and other not real heavy in prep. food so DH helped out and we had dinner on the 24th. was fine and DH did the dishes (I had a bottle of wine):D Morn. of the 25th, opened gifts, played games, noon still plying games I pointed to the fridge and said if you want something there...
  11. Family
    AAAAAHHHHH!! Inlaws are in for x-mas, they live 4 hours away and came Mon. for a visit and x-mas. We invited them for Christmas dinner(noon oneish) they come and ask if we can have Christmas eve dinner! One has to work the 26th so wants to leave the morn of the 25th after gifts. And...
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