David had only just met Sheila’s father, mother and 12-year old son. Hours later, her mother passed away.
It was a tragic and perhaps inevitable fall in a house that was barely holding together and clearly unfit for human habitation.
Sheila doesn’t want to go back home until it’s fixed up.
In this promo ahead of Season 6, Episode 11 of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, Sheila discusses what is left of her family home. (TLC)This sneak peek (you can see the full video below) of the Sunday, August 13 episode, Sheila and David have stopped for a casual drink.
Their translator is there with them, as she speaks Tagalog and is also fluent in ASL (American Sign Language).
It’s going to be expensive to make it into a less lethal residence, let alone truly
As much as he might like to, David cannot cover repairs on Sheila’s family home. (TLC)Obviously, David would like to help. He can only do so much. Ideally involving plumbing and more amenities that it does not have at present.
David knows that there are some cultural and economic differences at play, but explains that working two jobs doesn’t make him rich. There are some things that do not translate well across cultures. One of these things can be economics.
David has two jobs. While he earns a stable income, that doesn’t make him wealthy. Sheila’s situation is different. The power of the American dollar can look great until you see a pizza delivery receipt for $30 and a rent bill of $1000.
Speaking to the translator more than to David, Sheila admits how she is feeling.
She feels embarrassed to ask David at all.
Sheila and David really like each other. It’s a humiliating experience to ask a friend or family member for money. And not for lack of trying.
Sheila was gainfully employed before the COVID-19 pandemic.
But this deadly virus killed a lot of people, disabled countless more, and shook up how a lot of businesses operate.
David hopes that, by supporting her, he can keep her afloat until she can find work.
Meanwhile, Sheila wants to make one thing absolutely clear.
Sheila also wants to stress that she’s not trying to use David for his limited funds.
“I’m not after your money,” she says. Sheila is afraid that David will think so.
He already knows this. He just wants to find a realistic way to help with that.
No one realistically thinks that Sheila is a “gold digger.” David does not have gold for which to dig.
Meanwhile, the two of them clearly love each other. They have many things in common. They met because of their (lack of) hearing, not on a sugar baby website.
Neither of them expected this tragedy.