Thursday, January 17, 2008

Goodbye Monster Van, you were a good ole wagon 'til you done broke down



Do you remember when you were little and everything seemed so Big? Like the hallways at your elementary school or the cracks on the pier (i was sure i'd fall thru). Then, when you do get Big and you have occasion to go to an elementary school: the drinking fountains are like midget size? Well, this Van is so damn big i never got that feeling. It was Ginormous when i was little and it's Ginormous now that i'm Big. There's an echo in there! A cavernous hunk of metal to store what was in the house at the time of the depressing ceiling crash. This Van was my dad's construction site workhouse...turned rustbucket Chock full of Stuff including but sure as hell not limited to: historical shit from my family like portraits/collages from the 30's, 40's, 50's and so on....and ON, Porky's Revenge (the video), an old black box phone that used to be in the kitchen, golf clubs, a heavy art deco lookin vanity seat, an empty trumpet case, 4 and a half big plastic totes of gaudy Christmas crap, a big box of ugly yarn, a fishing tackle box filled with carefully seperated (by color - glass- plastic) beads (G. used to macrame), 2 boom boxes w/broken antennaes, flippers, a very hefty/ancient typewriter, and two outside cats named Jericho and Teeeeny Tiger. Plus More junk. I think the cats will miss the van the most because i used to see them on the front dash, sunning themselves as if they were in their own personal SunRoom. Basking in windsheild warmth and mugrero, gettin' Hairs all over everything....It took me 1 and a half days to get it all out. Quite a task but i was up to it as i thought The Monster Van would be the first thing to get liquidated. Yay for money to go towards the stoppage of the foreclosure. Only Not. My brother GAVE it to my cousin Darin because he said he would, before i could sell it on craigslist... it's like my cousin had dibs on it and That was put in front of our need of funds....also the yard is getting cleared Awfully Fast. My eldest brother and his sneaky Shrew of a wife are up to something. I'm not sure What but i'm sure it involves Screwing our (poor) Mother Over. Ain't that a bitch?

5 comments:

Thanatos2424 said...

you know that phrase
"sell your own mother down the river"?

I get the feeling that if it were
up to them Nana would be
rollin on down...

Sad, eh?

Angels! They do a body good

knitsteel said...

How are they going to get you and your mother out of there? Check your legal rights now that you've been living there for so long. They will have to jump through some serious legal hoops. Don't give up yet.

pinda said...

If there were four cats in there it could have been the A-team.

the heartful blogger said...

Doesn't anybody but you give a damn that you're trying to save your mother's house?!!!!!

changapeluda said...

my mom and my kids do.
my favourite aunt Gloria
and my friend Danielle....