So had a little bit of a bombshell drop on me today. Basically, my dad asked me if him and his partner could move in with me for a temporary period, which could be at least 6 months. Essentially they are having various problems with their housing and due to awful neighbours, want to move out so they feel safe until they can find a new place.
I suppose to give a little bit of backstory, I live in a decent size house, and lived with my mum. Grandad moved in about 5 years ago and we converted the garage into a granny flat. Dad and mum divorced when I was like 8, and I’ve seen my dad roughly once a fortnight for the last 16 years. Anyway, my mum died of cancer about 2 and a half years ago, and my grandad died at the start of this year, so I’ve been living by myself for the last few months with my 2 cats and dog.
I’ve been on good terms with dad, even if not extremely close to each other, but since I’m an only child he is really the only close family I have left. His partner is a very nice woman too, they’ve been together for like 12 years and I get the feeling the only reason they never married was because of how burnt my dad felt after his divorce.
Going to talk them both tomorrow over dinner about this in detail and the arrangement. I think it is a good thing I do this, it is just so sudden I’m just trying to process it in my mind.