Bratty 'may not' move to our area after all
SO filled me in on some of his dinner conversation with Bratty.
Apparently she had one front tire completely blow out and the rear tire was flat. He thinks she ran over something but if the rubber comes off a tire like that I think it was probably just bare. She probably doesn't look at her tires or measure the tire pressure much (neither did I at that age to be honest). She did purchase 4 new tires instead of her usual stupid logic of trying to take shortcuts so maybe she is getting a bit of common sense now. And she didn't ask SO for money so paid for them herself, good for her.
SO also mentioned that Bratty still hadn't heard from the post-bacc program she applied to near us, that was her top choice. Since its now mid-July and classes would probably start mid-August she is beside herself trying to figure out what to do. She told SO if she doesn't hear from the program 'soon' then she probably won't go even if accepted. It would be too 'stressful' trying to locate housing and move on short notice...so I guess we'll know one way or the other in the next couple of weeks.
Bratty is also saying she may want to remain in the Bay Area to continue to help her uncle. I think that's an excuse really just to make her feel better about changing her plans since she told everyone she was likely moving back to this area at the end of summer. I also think she now realizes that our boundaries are firm and things won't just 'blow over' or change with her crazy plan of the day - so she knows she won't be able to stay in our home on short notice and would be on her own to find a rental. The last place she rented on short notice was a real dump and she ended up moving after 4 months so she's probably snake-bit on doing that again.
I do kinda hope she stays up there...but either way is fine. It would be nice to know one way or the other.