September 18 (4)

My other grandma’s house is in a sad state after six years. Sadly neither my mum nor I have any powers to do anything about it, really, because it technically belongs to my grandpa and my grandma’s absentee sister… and the village mentality (betrayal and suspicion at every corner and everyone is trying to find a reason to acquire their neighbour’s land) is very strong there. Both my grandpa and grandma’s sister would need to sign off on anything that’s done there and one is too old and too bitter about this village (and too stubborn to sign over the rights to anyone else) and we haven’t heard from the other in years.

Oh, and the next door neighbours use the land to house their goats, geese and bees. They might as well, I guess.