I had not heard from K in quite a while. I hadn't bothered to email her as I was swamped with end of the quarter stuff and exams. The last time we spoke she talked of moving to St Louis as there were no jobs to be had in springfield. In other words, her husband had been fired from probably every fast food joint and restaurant in town and no one would hire him back. Big long whine when I made suggestions..........so I just let it drop. She contacted me tonight. They spent their entire welfare check for bus tickets, including her bio mom, to St. Louis!! They know no one there. They had no where to stay. Just blindly hopped on a bus with no money and nowhere to go and headed for the big city. OMG Of course all they have are the clothes on their backs. Which means everything I ever bought the grands was left behind in the motel room. Odds are she didn't even take photos or birth certificates or anything..........She had to mail away for their marriage license to get into a homeless shelter for families!! But I pray that guardian angels watch over those innocent children at the mercy of 2 major difficult children. One must have been on the bus. She opened her home to them, complete strangers, and is letting them stay until they can be placed into the homeless shelter. She has been helping them find services for clothing, housing and the like. (poor woman) They will bleed her dry until she wises up. How can you be so totally irresponsible at 30 yrs old and 40 something?? OMG Hey! Let's just take off to the city, and ya know if our 3 kids go hungry and have to sleep on the street that's just hunky dory!!! (insert a long stream of cussing) Experience tells me: 1. They were being evicted from the motel 2. K had cps called on her 3. They probably have someone after them........again I expect by the time school starts I will open my front door one day and K will be standing there 3 kids in tow. Seriously. My mom instincts tell me she is making her way here. And although I keep trying to tell myself that is over reacting.......... When I gave husband the news that was the 1st thing to come out of his mouth. Unreal. I can't even send Kayla and Alex their birthday gifts. I am soooooooooo doing detachment. But it is so NOT easy.