There are some things that take a while to explain, though truth isn’t difficult to see:
Housekeepers day. Mostly talk of the cost of her supporting her brother. He seems to be a government supported individual, mental incompetency. Housekeeper is paying the deductible on his required medication, some of his food bill and some of his utilities from her own income.
The brother receives some money each week as pocket money which he spends at the bar.
Housekeeper is feeling the pinch of the bills in her household as they include the new truck which requires maintenance now and the new trailer, which she is fixing herself.
So things plod for her.
She didn’t think I was funny at all when I reminded get her that she had told before that all the things in the yard and garage were what she called her savings to be sold when cash was needed.
I think, thinking it over, that she is loosing the optimism of youth and figuring out that what she now is, is what she will be, whether she likes it or no.
A place we all arrive soon or late. She was just later than some.
From the reaches,