I had always promised Mum that I would buy her a house someday. One day she came to me and said that she would like to move to the country. She was on unemployment benefits and rent was getting steadily higher and higher.
And so I bought her a house. Not the best house, but it was what I could afford at the time.
Unfortunately I couldn't quite afford to renovate it. I was lucky enough though to get a job 6 months later that provided ample income as an Analyst Programmer. This though provided much stress, little time to renovate and little time to visit Mum who was now 2 hours away. I worried a lot.
We managed to get a new roof put on and all electrical work redone.
Unfortunately for me though, I had a breakdown. I lost my job and was hospitalised for 2 weeks. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and PCOS. I was instructed not to see Mum, as she was regarded as a stressor in my life. I was devastated.
6 months later Mum also had a breakdown and was hospitalised for 3 months. She has had one more stay since. She has been diagnosed with early onset dementia and schizophrenia.
Unfortunately I am at the position now where I can not afford to finish the renovations... or even continue to pay the Mortgage.
I have started to paint the outside. It's a beautiful home with a beautiful soul.
I would hate to lose this place, if I can finish the renovations it will be rent-able. I would also like to make my Mums life more comfortable, she no longer lives here which breaks my heart.
I am currently looking for work and waiting on an income protection claim.
It pains me to have to reach out like this.
Thank you to anyone who donates.