rthomas4 wrote:Maybe it's time for his friends to stage an intervention and confront him. From the sounds of it, he's headed to personal destruction and if he's not willing to open up, then it might be time for his friends to force the issue.
i got the guys together and we stopped by yesterday .. and he fessed up to his money problems .. we offered some help to get his lawn and house back into shape .. he looked at us and said it is not our problem ..
i did not let on i went to the clerk of courts and found out the problem has been going on since 2008 along with 2 tax leans against his property for none payment of state taxes ...
but as we talked he seemed to get a little angry at us .. and we stated we are just trying to help .. then he went ballistic and told us all to leave ..
i really hate to see someone self destruct like this !!!!
so a few of us showed up this morning at 6:30 .. me with my mower .. mel with tools .. joe with weed eaters .. i started the lawn .. joe started trimming and mel rehung the gutters and got them cleaned out as well as getting dead limbs off the roof and patched up some siding ..
he came out around 7:30 BEER in hand and asked us "what the hell are we doing!!??" none of us answered him at first .. and kept working .. we watched as he drank more watching us work .. he stopped and unlocked his shed and got his mower out and started mowing .. but i had the most of the yard done ..
all i can do is hope this morning and yesterday afternoon gave him a little bit of a wake up call... if not i do not know what else i can do .. none of us can or are willing to help with cash for his money issues not only for fear of him drinking it away but, we cannot afford to help his as we are having some troubles ourselves .. also he got a call this afternoon .. him and mel might be going back to work building houses ...
fingers crossed for a good line of steady work ...
if y'all have any other ideas that can help me get him back on track .... please let me know