Chapter 15

Read Chapter 14 “The Change Is Coming”

My Baby Brother to The Rescue

5th March 2019

I’m so very sorry that I’ve been silent for such a long time. I got sick just before the half-term begun. Being sick and trying to entertain two kids, while having your head down the toilet, isn’t an experience I would recommend.

Luckily for me, the girls attended some last-minute half-term workshops, which turned out to be a lifesaver. Also, my brother had to postpone the building works for a week because I was sick as a cat.

Dave, my brother, kindly offered to pay for all the materials and appliances if he didn’t have them already (he tends to collect a lot of junk). He said that he didn’t want me to even think about repaying him. But of course, I will, as soon as I can find my feet couple of inches above the ground.

I was 11 when Dave was born, so we never had the real chance to bond. At that age, I already had my friends, my school, my hobbies and all the gazillion after school activities I had to attend. Of course, I loved him and looked after him when he was tinny.

To me, he will always be my baby brother, who woke me up in the middle of the night or walked into my bedroom without knocking, while I was having a super-secret meeting with my girlfriends.

I left home when I was nineteen. I did go back to visit my family at least once a month but when my parents decided to retire and move to New Zealand; yep, you heard that right, I hardly ever saw Dave.

Besides, our lifestyles were always very different. I had a feeling that for him, my life was too politically correct and very PG-13, and he was right. My life with Jim, especially once we had the girls, was as dull as it gets.

However, the moment I told Dave what happened, he wanted to kick Jim’s ass back up North. In all honesty, I won’t stop Dave if this is what he chooses to do at some point.

Now Dave is my rock. He made all the designs and plans for the building work, got all the permits sorted. He also bought everything he needed for the renovation (I’m gonna give him the money back for all that), and of course, helped the girls and me move downstairs before demolishing the upstairs.

I must say that the change is happening pretty fast and when I can’t sleep at night, my mind keeps wondering if by any chance I’m not making a mistake.

As for my baby brother, he’s never been scared of change; he welcomes and thrives on change.

Dave runs his own gaming company. I don’t know much about gaming business, but from what I understand, a lot of people play his games. He came up with his first gaming idea when he was 15, and because I was the grown-up earning money, I was his early seed investor. From that point, his business took off.

His job allows him to travel around the world, meet interesting people and live his life to the fullest, just like he always wanted. He is a pretty charming and genuine guy, which is a massive bonus in his industry. When he’s not travelling or coming up with new crazy game ideas, he works with charities that teach kids how to code and make games.

The progress on the flats is going smoothly despite having to stop for a week.

He also got one of his friends involved, and he is … is… so fucking hot. If it wasn’t for the fact that he is so young, I think he is even younger then Dave, I would so do him. I’m in my early forties, and I certainly have my needs.

I know I need to stay focused, I just recovered from feeling washed down, I’m moving on and … and… I’m so bloody horny.

PS. Our car boot sale was super successful, and in one weekend I managed to sell stuff worth £500. Jim’s things on eBay are also flying off like hot buns. I’m probably selling everything too cheap, but I don’t care. I want his shit out of my house! I did get a couple of abusively angry texts from Mr Jim but told him to fuck off. He really believed that I was going to store all of his crap, while he was looking for a new place with his new love. He is out of his mind. I hope not all men are as deluded as he is.

PS. 2 Jim still hasn’t told me anything about the company going under and the piling up debts. I wonder what his end game is.

Move on to Chapter 16 “School Runs”