Well got the 1K, but with a restriction; the value is in silver coins. Hubby's Dad is not optimistic about current state of economic affairs and feels we should have some "metal"
. Since we can't use it in the traditional sense, after talking to hubby, decided to keep in safe deposit box for now, earmarked so each daughter will get half the coins, to be given to them when they reach 18. Hopefully they will at least retain their value during that time. Most likely they will use it for college costs, but if they want to use it for something else (like vehicle) it will be up to them. Hubby's mom will also take him out clothes shopping, which I'm glad
Sister sounds incredibly burnt out on job. I wouldn't be surprised if she ends up quitting soon. She keeps toying with idea of going back to school. At this point, since she seems to dislike the kind of jobs she can get with her particular work experience and lack of a college degree maybe it would behoove her to get a certificate or something, so she doesn't have to rely on customer-service jobs which she hates. Whatever she decides, will try to keep out of the drama.