Our apartment flooded.  And I mean really flooded.  It has been deemed unlivable.  Mom’s staying at JJ and Bena’s.  Most of our shit is wrecked.  Tons of old pictures lost.  Landlord’s being a bitch.  Money is tight.  Winter is coming.  It is not good.

My mom needs help right now.  She needs someone who will stay calm, someone who will think rationally and keep her from over-stressing.  She needs someone to help her go through stuff, someone to help fix the crap.  She needs someone to be strong when she can’t.  She needs someone to ride through all this crap with, like before.  She needs me.

Trouble is,

I’m 4,000 miles away.