Sorry to leave you all at such a blank... this is what has been going on. My SIL has been in an abusive marriage for five years. This morning he almost hurt one of the kids. She is in the process right now of packing their things up and leaving. I've gotten this call from her before and she always ends up staying, but this time there was something in her voice that made me think that this would be it. If she doesn't get out tonight the gas company is going to turn off their heat. I am praying that she leaves. I haven't gotten a call from her in the last few hours so I'll have to keep you all posted.
Thanks so much for your kind words I'm going to need them.