I work out of town during the week. It seems that the last 2 months has been nothing but hell. I have (or had) a 15 yr old stepdaughter and a 8 yr old son. We have endured financial hardships due to both of us spending beyond our means. The biggest hit has been building up for a while though. I was caught in the old non conventional loan trap. This happend when I had to refinance to keep my wife from being charged with felony embezzlment. We got through that though and she had a hard time finding a job but finally did. It seemed O.K. untill she was offered a job that was mainly days which was good so she could be home with the kids.I guess I started noticing that the whole family was keeping secrets about that time. When I confronted my wife she said that they just didnt want to upset me. Shortly after my step daughter asked if she could go on vacation with a friend from school. We knew her and my wife knew her parents so this seemed like a great chance for her to see some of the rest of the country. She worked and made enough money to goand some relatives helped and she went. During her vacation she called regularly from her friends cell. During one of these calls she told me she was getting some great shots. I asked her mother after she hung up what she was using to which her mother replied "She saved up her money and bought a new video camera." I found it hard to belive that she saved enough to buy a 450 camera, but said O.K.. I found out later that my wife was fired from her job while my daughter was gone and it was stealing again but charges were not pressed. It coinsided with the camera and cell. She came home from her vacation on friday afternoon and seemed distant but I figured she was just tired. All weekend she just hid in her room. Monday came and I returned to work. Tuesday evening I recieved a call from my wife saying that she had a fight with her daughter and that she had went to a party. Wednesday morning I get a call from my wife saying that she still hadnt come home and she had called the police and her sister. She said that her daughter wanted to go to the party and then spend the night on the beach with her friend. Her mom let her go to the party but told her she couldnt spend the night. The police did little but her sister basically took over every aspect of the search. Thursday evening I returned home and began searching. I was then informed that they had some good leads by tracking her cell phone. I didnt even know she had one. I was told that my wife bought it for her before the trip. Enough pressure had been placed on her friends that they persuaded her to call relatives. The strange part is she called my wifes nephew who she sees about every 3 yrs. He came and picked her up and took her back to my wifes brothers house. We wanted her to come home and my wife got into a big fight with her sister over this. Her sister said that if she came home she would run away again. To this day she still is at her uncles and with really no good explanation.They came and took her clothes and things and left. Everytime I asked my wife what was happening she said she didnt know and that her daughter wouldnt speak to her.A couple weeks went by and everything seemed fine but uncomfortable. Then last week she called me and told me our dog of 5 yrs had died suddenly and without cause. I was so worried for my 8 yr old who had basically experienced the loss of his sister just before. We were all shaken and sad. It just seemed like on thing after another. The bank is forclosing and we were looking for a place to live. Tuesday afternoon I recieve a voice message from my nieghbor saying he knew we were moving but not so soon. I called him back and he said my son was in school on monday telling his kids that he was leaving and wouldnt see them again. I had talked to my wife at 7:30 am and she told me she was taking him to school and that was the last time I talked to her. I found out her sister came down and helped her leave. Then the next morning I get a call from my sister saying my wife took out a PPO on me and her addr on that was her moms. Everybody says to file asap because there is somthing wrong with the whole situation. I will be filing tomorrow and am still in shock.
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