My mom had a senior moment

and totaled her car hitting the side of my brother’s garage. There’s not much damage to their brick and stucco corner so I could care less about their house. I won’t tell the story of what she was trying to do because she really was tired when she did it, so it’s not like she was being stupid. I won’t embarrass her. Also keep in mind this is the brother that wants her to buy a house and his wife thinks dear mother is their personal servant.
We’re waiting for the check from the insurance. The bumper is gone, the airbags deployed, and the windshield went in the process. It’s a 2K car. It’s totaled more than likely The tow guy waited two days to get the car since it was parked at the school where DSIL works and not in traffic. His excuse was that he couldn’t get to it because of the snowstorm. She wreaked the car the day before the storm. We threatened to make him pay the impound fee if it was towed from the school since it’s not allowed to be there overnight. It should be towed tomorrow.
DM has no money. We’ve been praying for something to “figuratively” hit her upside the head to help her understand she has no business buying a house at 60 yrs old with no money and no knowledge on how to keep it maintained. She’s really stubborn.
God answers in weird ways. I still don’t know where she got the idea that we were trying to shove her out the door. We weren’t. We invited her to move in and we had a plan for her to get back on her feet. We knew it would take a while and saw this problem coming down the pipe for over a year now. She unfortunately added the pressure that wasn’t there.
She’s a worry wart and we still haven’t found a way to calm her down about her living arrangements. I’m going to add that my dsil had this idea that she could move out of their condo in 2 days didn’t help in the middle of December last year while she was still in school.

Congrats on the new suburban!

Very happy !But… um… I missed something on the math you’re doing. If you spent 1000 for the last car and did 300 worth of work and sold it for 1200, then you are minus 100. Or did I read something wrong? Sure 1200 – 300 you invested is 900, but what about the 1000 you bought it for?
Truly not to rain on any parades, you’re doing wonderfully and I love to read your posts but I’m just a numbers nerd. Running and hiding now….