Dad called the house early this morning. Basically he wanted to invite us over to the house to eat a bit and go swimming. Of course, about a minute into the conversation he clarifies the “us” as just me and Jessie. I told him that Jim will not let Jessie go over there, Dad said that was fine and I could still come over there. I asked him how long this was going to continue. His response: “Until I see some improvement over there.”
:shock: Excuse me?
Dad made it clear that Jim wasn’t welcome in his house. Fine. I told him that I would not go anywhere Jim can’t. The conversation pretty much ended there.
*sigh* Truth is, I had hoped to go over there today. All of us, that is. I still have Mom’s Mother’s Day present. And I have Dad’s and Jeremy’s birthday gifts. Plus, I hear Jeremy was supposed to be bringing his new girlfriend over.
Jim woke up when the phone rang and came downstairs just after I hung up. I figure he probably heard my side of the conversation … for years, he’s stood by and just listened. I’m sure at times one couldn’t help but hear, especially when my and Dad’s arguments became heated. Hell, my neighbors can probably hear me.
Honestly, I can’t see this getting any better anytime soon. The interesting bit will be this upcoming Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. If Jim is not welcome at the family gettogethers, I won’t be attending either.
At this rate, I may be having a smaller wedding than I first thought.