My daughter employed a local builder living nearby with his wife and children, to build an extension. Daughter moved out as she had a toddler and was pregnant at the time. Paid him cash weekly on demand from her hard earned savings. When Building Inspector found none of the work was safe and ordered it to be stripped back and started again, builder ran off. (He comes back to visit his children). Seems he did the same with several other local families. Solicitor says nothing can be done. In the meantime toddler started nursery and my daughter became friendly with another mother not knowing she was the builder's wife. D was distraught when she found out. The builder has caused financial hardship to many and nervous breakdown to my daughter's partner who feels responsible for the mess as he should have checked and seen what was going on.
Surely the wife must have suspected what her husband was up to. The other mothers have no idea of the situation and think the mother is lovely, which really upsets my daughter. Worst problem is that the 2 toddlers start at the same school in September. Even now my daughter dreads meeting the woman every day and can't bear the thought that this will go on for years. She doesn't seem to understand the harm her husband has done and why my daughter is upset!! My daughter wants to move away but as finances are now very strapped it isn't possible.
For other Gransnetters who have read my previous recent posts, this explains why we have been so generous. Until now we didn't realise the amount of stress and guilt our SIL felt and this is partialy why his income has suffered. What a mess.
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