That stinks. I was in college during 9/11 and well remember how it impacted our nation.
But, having to stay with your parents is no big deal. You do what you have to.
Personally, I'd rather live under a bridge, lol. But that's because I don't have a fantastic relationship with my folks (divorced and both remarried and I just got so tired of being stuck in the middle of their drama).
I get along great with my mother and stepfather. They immediately offered to help. I stayed with them for about two years and then moved into the house I'm in now, which they actually own. Yep, my folks are my landlords. LOL.
I didn't get along with my father and stepmother at the time, and they lived out in Las Vegas, too. It got better later on, though. Incidentally, they're gone now, with my father dying just before Christmas of last year and my stepmother, coincidentally, just last night. I hadn't seen either one in about 25 years, though I occasionally talked to them on the phone.
"my father dying just before Christmas of last year and my stepmother, coincidentally, just last night."
My condolences, Gabe.
Thanks, guys. My stepmother I wasn't really close to, so that one isn't bothering me that much. That's not to sound cold or anything, as I do feel bad for my stepsisters. My father's passing bothered me, but I knew it was coming, so it was a little easier to take when it happened than it would have been had I not expected it.
The circle of life, such as it is.
I wonder if it's easier when you know it's coming, or if it is better when it's sudden. I can never decide. And no, you don't sound cold. If you're not close to a person, their death may affect you differently than if you are close.