Help! Family moving issue
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|Mon, 03-31-2003 - 6:31pm|
I have a very weird situation. My 83-yr old grandfather lives alone & on Saturday, he called to tell my family that he was moving to an apartment. It seemed odd since he loves puttering in his garage and his voice was very sad. He asked us to come "get what you want" of his goods & my immediate family decided to go Sunday as not to get caught up in the fighting. When we got there, it was apparent he didn't want to move and that my uncle and aunt (my dad's siblings) were forcing him out ("I'm being evicted" he said). I felt horrible for him.
Later after I left, my mom suggested that one of the grandkids move in & seeing how I am the only one w/o a house, I am the logical choice. So, he called and asked me to move in with him. The rent will be low, Grampa can stay and I can save $$. Only bad thing is that it's 1 hr drive in rush hour. I have been living in a part of the city with lots of young single people & am quite accustomed to my life here.
Now, my dilemma: I want to help him out and save some $$, but at the same time value and like my independence. I would have the upstairs of his house (1 bedroom w/ den) and could come and go, but this would mean having to drive to see my friends, new gym, etc. My siblings think I should do it. I don't know. Any advice?