So I am graduating in 2 weeks (actually less-5/8/2010 to be exact) from college with my 4-year Bac. degree, which took me over a decade to get. My mom just now informs me that my younger brother isn't coming, because he needs the money and is choosing to work that day instead. I think there are other reasons why he doesn't want to come. He is my only sibling.
My mom who is widowed (my dad passed away when I was 16) and lives alone (I live about 1/2 hour drive away) is giving me a hard time about me not helping her with a community garage sale a few blocks away. I don't want to because she can be a toxic person to be around (she has mental illness and many medical problems), and can't hear what I say since her hearing has been compromised the last couple of years. I feel like I can't talk to her without yelling all the time, and I have hypersensitive hearing. She doesn't have money for a hearing aid, and Medicare and Medicaid don't cover one.