DD Lizzies car is dead, it cannot be resurrected this time. Her FIL, who is in his 80's and I are taking her to her evening job for the foreseeable future. He is doing the lions share, he is doing two weeks and then I'll do a week.
She could catch a bus but she cannot leave until her DH gets home and by then the bus cannot get her there on time. She does catch the bus home.
This week she is working 9 - 3 at one job and 5 - 10 at her other job, this is why I've been doing the child care. Usually the children come to me but today I went to their house, I took a food parcel with me as it is the day before payday. I went through my freezer, fridge and cupboard, I found a tin of hot dogs, and a tin of tuna, a frozen pizza and some sausages, a pack of cheese and a bottle of squash. With what they have they can make a few meals until they can shop again, either her FIL or I will take her on Saturday.
I had another phone call from the bank, talk about dirty tricks and lying barstewards. The woman on the phone said she noticed that I have my credit card set up so the minimum payment is made by direct debit, this is true. She then told me that as the credit card is with themselves the direct debit can only come from an account with their bank and that I cannot pay the credit card from my new account with another bank.
Sounds like a load of cobblers to me but I played along for a while, eventually I suggested she checked the outstanding balance on my credit card. It's zero, zilch, de nada. She was a bit stumped then, I await tomorrow's phone calls with bated breath.
And finally the last phone call of the day, it was from my FIL, my L&M's stepdad, the one who phoned my L&M to tell him that he had organised a memorial event for MIL, but that my L&M wasn't invited!
He phoned to thank us for the Christmas card we sent but explained that he hadn't been able to send us on as he has a problem with his leg, he is going into hospital tomorrow for surgery.
I was polite and civil, I wished him good luck with the surgery and told him to take care of himself. I didn't offer to visit or help in any way. I told my L&M about the phone call, we will wait and see.