I say take the $800 now, she will see the out-of-state job as greener pastures while simultaneously your house is looking worse. Win-win. You can always gift it back to the granddaughter in a 529 college plan later.
Originally Posted by DejaVue
That's part of why I suggested to not push overly hard on requiring $800 now. If she gets the other job and moves in pretty soon with the friend, then another month or so is a small price to pay to make the transition smooth and give the mom the grandchild a good launching pad.