After Rosemary and Rex returned from Arizona, Erma told her version of the events. Rex sided with Erma and the kids jumped to some conclusions about their relationship. The family was banished from Erma's house so they had to move out on their own. On a limited budget the only thing they could afford was a pretty run-down house. The house didn't have a bathroom or running water. It did have electricity, but the family couldn't afford it. Rex admitted that the house wasn't much, but his plan was to build the Glass Castle since the house came with plenty of land. Jeanette dreamed about her home back in Phoenix, but Rex made it pretty clear that this was their new home.
You did wrong and now we've all been banished (Walls 149).
93 Little Hobart Street
After returing from Phoenix, the entire family was kicked out of Erma's house.
We have to do what where?!?
So Rex and Rosemary set out to find a place for us to shack up. Their options were pretty limited since no one was working.
93 Little Hobart street was perched high up off the road on a hillside. It was considered on the "rustic" side since there was no running water or bathroom.
"This is home now." (Walls 155)
Rosemary said, "Count your blessings. There are people in Ethiopia who would kill for a place like this" (Walls 151).
The ceiling was black from the coal burning stove and the kitchen was called the "loose juice" room because you could get shocked any moment.
Jeanette longed for their home in Arizona, but Dad made it clear that Welch was their home now.