ok. i just got this e-mail from my dad and i don't really know what to do. apparently.... like. fuck.
he's been in debt for years, he got into it after mom died, all kinds of bad choices with gambling and credit card purchases and hell knows what else. i didn't know that till this e-mail. he didn't tell me. why wouldn't he tell me? it's bad debt, too. not like anything can get repo'd, but i mean... it used to be almost a *hundred thousand dollars*... now it's gone down but it's difficult to manage on his professor's salary. he's been at a dead end for how to handle it, lately.
a month or two ago though, mom's old publisher approached him to see if now that a few years have passed, did he know of anything she was writing that could get put out posthumously. the manuscript she'd been working on was nowhere near done, so he said no, but they... worked out a deal where he'd write a memoir about her and his life with her.
i haven't written my reply yet but i'm so mad. yeah this'll help him maybe get his remaining debt down to no more than $10k, if the book sales go well, but he's making money off of her. it's *mom*. i couldn't seem him doing this in a million years but he totally is. what the fuck. what the fuck?! couldn't he write a book about something else? he so could. allegedly i'm not going to get mentioned all that much but goddammit i think i deserve some say in this, don't i? *shit*!