Hi everyone. I have an update on my difficult child. She did NOT put the dog in the pound. Guess it was just a manipulation tactic. She called husband yesterday. Told him she was no longer employed. She threw away a job making $28,000/year plus excellent benefits at one of the "best 100 places in the country to work". She is back to living with dangerously abusive boyfriend (ignoring protective order), and I'm pretty sure will be facing eviction from her apartment within the next 30 days. Her car is running on borrowed time. She has no working telephone, and doesn't even have the track phone I bought her for 911 purposes (it's on her bedside table at our house). Yet she told husband that she was "fine" and for us not to worry about her...everything is fine. I'm trying to think positively, though. She did tell husband that she was going on job interviews yesterday afternoon and today. Also, I am praying that boyfriend will be incarcerated soon. According to the court website, he is on fugitive status for not appearing in court last week. In addition, he faces court in mid-April for assaulting difficult child. The D.A. is also charging him with felony abduction for that incident (hope it sticks). The neighbor who witnessed some of the assault works for a domestic violence agency. Finally, the one of the cops that arrested him for beating difficult child was the same officer who had just arrested him in December for an unrelated driving incident! Unfortunately, life is never dull.