Believe it or not, DH and I both talked to L (our neighbor) last night for about an hour. We were outside with our boys (plus one: luke was having a sleepover) and L came outside and came over and talked to us! Just normal as pie...I had just made a chocolate chip cookie bar, so I brought him a few pieces outside.
He has a friend who has moved in. His name is L too! So now I can call them L&L or l1 and L2,or 2Ls...I'm a little concerned, I haven't met him yet. Apparently they work together, so at least they both have jobs. And looks like L2 will be contributing a little bit to help L1 get back on his feet.
L1 has a lady friend in his life. She is a great friend, she breaks into his house when he's gone, steals the cat food, and last week she even stole his phone! Great friend, eh? He's having a hard time cutting the strings with her. She got out of jail a few weeks ago, and he went and picked her up because she had convinced him that she was ready to change her life! Now she's living a little ways from here in a house with ten men. Apparently they give her drugs and alcohol and she repays the favor in other ways.
How do you end up in a life like that? And how in the world do you break the never ending cycle?