Will she or won’t she
Since there has been a number of failure to launch posts, I'm taking bets over here.
Oldest Sd is supposed to be off to university in less than 2 weeks. However, the plot has thickened!
By way of a backstory, BM has been out of work since early February. Not at all COVID related - she was let go long before jobs started disappearing due to the pandemic. As she worked for my former employer, it took about 2 seconds to find out she was let go for being incompetent. Frankly, I was surprised she lasted as long as she did.
Fiance had told SD when she was accepted to look into student loans to cover what the initial aid package did not, and then he's be happy to discuss her options with her. He asked her repeatedly throughout the summer, letting her know he had money to cover books, but he could not pay her remaining college costs. Being unemployed, BM wouldn't be able to pay anything at all.
She even sent him her bill a month or so ago and again, he reiterated she needed to call the school and find out her options to fill the gap.
Each and every time he asked her, she was fine and had it covered. This last weekend, which was all about getting stuff for her dorm, she was fine. Everything was under control.
Until late Sunday, after he took the skids back. He suddenly gets an email about how he needs to meet with SD and BM to figure out how he was going to pay the remaining bill.
I thought he was going to have a fit. He explains to oldest SD that there was nothing for him to talk about with BM. That he had repeatedly asked her about what options she had discovered and she told him it was fine. Less than 2 weeks to go, and he was not plopping down the cash nor co-signing for anything. He sent her a list of the best student loan programs and offered to get on a call with SD and only SD to discuss.
Mind you, this is after she sat in her room on her butt doing lord knows what after shopping extravaganza was over. Not one peep about not having actually done anything about the remaining funds.
Sd wants to be a research scientist to boot, but can't research student loans on her own.
BM of course left a message about how she unemployed does more than he does working a full time job and he was a deadbeat if he didn't pay up. Of course she says that about everything so you know. Whatevs unemployed lady.
But since this, crickets.
So will oldest SD:
A. Manage to get a student loan in less than 2 weeks to pay the bill?
B. Convince her grandparents on her moms side to pay up? (DHs parents are no longer with us).
C. Get a deferral and figure it out for the spring?
D. Do nothing and miss a fantastic opportunity, maybe end up at community college at some point?