Bratty McBratFace and GF Move In...To A Commune
Or a communal house, to be more precise. 12 people living in a 5 bedroom house and 'sharing resources' whatever that means.
Bratty sent out an email to SO's whole family on Saturday saying they had just moved in 'together' (she actually neglected to mention the communal house thing - it came up later). She attached some pictures of a lovely old large house (exterior photos only) with a nice front porch overlooking a green front lawn. Bratty also told everyone she had invited GF to the family Zoom call the next day to 'meet' everyone. And of course, being a hypochondriac, Bratty also complained that her recent bout of mono has lead to various other vague ailments (sinus infection, fatigue, etc etc etc) that make her want to sleep all day before her classes start.
On Sunday we had SO's family Zoom call and GF joins - but no Bratty. GF explains that they were out in seperate cars and Bratty is on her way. Then there are some awkward introductions, etc. and someone asks about the new place. GF explains that is a communal house with 12 people, they will be 'sharing resources', and that her and Bratty will each have a bed in the master bedroom with a couple of other roommates.
Bratty (who did join the call later) said they will be there for 'at least a year' while she attends her second post-bacc program (which is 15 minutes away and starts August 26th with in-person classes).
Bratty has squabbled in the past with most roommates, mostly because while she's happy to freeload off of others she also complains about 'shared' stuff. For example, in one apartment a roommate wanted to add a roll of paper towels to the 'shared' items for the kitchen. Bratty complained and said people can just use the cloth napkins (like two of them) that they already had. This then lead to a big argument and that roommate ended up moving out (I don't blame them - paper towels doesn't seem like an unreasonable ask for a kitchen LOL). So we'll see how long the communal thing lasts and if Bratty makes it the full year or not.
On the plus side, the lack of private space will probably encourage Bratty to not procrastinate with her schoolwork. When she has her own room she tends to watch hours of netflix, mess around online, etc. With the lack of space maybe that tempation may vanish and she'll actually spend more time in the library.
Also - GF unfortunately seems like a nutter. SO pondered after the call that when send out our wedding invitations for next summer we'll have to include the nutter GF but by time of the actual wedding they may be broken up. I shrugged my shoulders and said probably true but I doubt GF will travel solo to the midwest to attend our wedding on her own and I assume Bratty would know the invitation would then be for her and a plus one. If she even bothers to go of course. I can't even shake my head at this stuff anymore!
But - at least she is temporarily settled somewhere far, far away....