That's right folks. Nichole got a job via a local temp company at a local facory that makes candles. This was in prep to save money to get an apartment to rent by sept. She won't go take the EMT exam because boyfriend won't get off her back about it......and until she takes it for her license, she can't work. She's been hunting for places for a long while. Pricing them, getting an idea of how much rent, deposits, utitilites and such are running. Being very grown up and responsible about it all. Nichole has been secretly hoping to rent easy child's old house that she was trying to sell. But easy child has some sort of weird agreement thing going on with her mother in law.......and they had a realitor involved with renting out easy child's house. Because of that the rent was too high. easy child had a renter.......they backed out. The house has been empty for 4 months. easy child called Nichole and told her last night that she could rent the house but that she had to pay as close to the asking rental price of 500 dollars a month as she could. It's a 3 bedroom house and that 500 is easy child's house payment. I'd explain it but it's a huge mess her mother in law has her stuck in and it would take forever. Let's just say the house needed rented 4 months ago. Nichole is thrilled. It also means Nichole will be only a half block away from me as easy child was when she lived there. Nichole is going to discuss the details with easy child tomorrow when we go over there for dinner. She's hoping easy child will let her hold off on moving in until mid July when she's had a couple of paychecks to save up. boyfriend is supposed to be moving in with her. I still will believe it when I see it. Nichole should be able to afford it, if she's careful with her money, even if boyfriend doesn't move in with her. (the factory pays well) But I told her that she'd better never be late with her rent because easy child needed it to pay the payment on the house. Nichole said she understands and would never do that to easy child. So.......the way it stands now, it looks like she'll be moving out mid July. What I am not telling her (but easy child knows) is that the way the economy is.....and the whole boyfriend thing...... if it does not work out and I think she's given it her all and just can't do it......she can come back. Another thing she does not know and easy child will not tell her.....is that easy child is making the payments already on the house. Her mother in law is making payments on the house easy child is living in. (cuz it's actually her mother in law's house) and on her new house as well. The rent Nichole is paying is supposed to be paying part of easy child's mother in law's payment on her new house. So if the rent doesn' get paid, it's easy child's mother in law that comes up hurting. And if you understood that you get a medal. Like I said it's a mess. But easy child won't lose her house. It's win/win for her. The house is rented, and to someone she knows and trusts. With Travis looking like he's off to college in the fall........I may finally have my empty nest.