They've only been there about two years, if that. It is traditional for Former SIL to move whenever one of her kids is in senior year of high school. Besides, Husband #4 hates Maine.
I really think she is "pulling a geographic", where in one thinks the next place will be better, have more opportunities.
She has a major problem in that she's lost $20,000 a year in survivor's benefits to the kids. You or I would scale back our lifestyles, but apparently that's out of the question for her.
Good Niece is going to join the army when she gets out of high school (2008) . She speaks fluent Japanese and will be going to Japan. She's going to some training program over the summer. That is good for Former SIL as she will have the benefits check all to herself.
Bad Niece is living with some guy. Her kid's father The Dirt Bag, is running around with his old girlfriend. The girlfriend, by the way, is a sweet girl. Go figure!
I suspect the Clue By Four of Life is going to strike Bad Niece soon.