About a week after we left, Mom and Aisha and Isabella went to a family party leaving Dad at home with Melissa. M didn't have her car that day and was getting picked up at night by her sister. When mom and Aisha got home, the house cleaner was there with a story about cops showing up at the house, and something strange going on - but it was hard to get a full story.
The next day, Melissa told mom that her sister's car had been sideswiped by an unknown hit and run driver who had then abandoned his car and run into the woods, because he was being chased by the cops. The story was strange and disconnected and odd and had my hackles up. Thankfully it had Aisha's hackles up also, she called the police and got the full report a few days later. Turns out that Melissa's boyfriend was driving the sisters car, was speeding and the cops saw him and chased him. He slammed the car into my folks driveway, hitting their mailbox, and then jumped out and ran into the woods. Of course the cops chased him and caught him and also found some cocaine in the car.
So this nice girl, who is studying to be a nurse, lied to my parents and has now been fired. Dad was upset, everyone was upset and we've had to get the house locks changed and keep a closer watch on everything. Who knows how many times this guy was over when Dad was sleeping and Mom was out. Did he case the joint? Two old people are just sitting ducks in a big house without anyone around. I'm worried and upset, my brother is beside himself and my sister is worried. I truly wish that I could get them to move into an assisted living place but they refuse.
There isn't much I can do long distance, they do have someone else helping out - an older woman who seems steady. But their faith has been shook at little - and my faith in the company that hired this girl has been shook also. It just doesn't get easier!
I'll go down for a week later in the summer, but it's just not enough! I'm going to go back to a three day weekend once a month with them, and that will have to do for now. I want to be a good daughter...but also have to earn my living up here...have my own obligations etc etc etc.
Old people can so easily be taken advantage of! I don't think that Mom would have followed up on this story if my niece hadn't been there....