Well, it looks like life may be changing.
Long story short, was talking to my RCIA sponsor about marriage stuff and trying to figure out how things were going to affect me becoming Catholic if I do go through with it. Got way more into things than I had planned on and found out she is a counselor who deals with some of those issues. She pointed out a few things I hadn't thought about, mostly how this crap is affecting my son and how it will just get worse.
I'd already been seriously thinking about moving out once school starts or if I can get a job that would make it affordable, and now I think I really need to do that. I found a place that's in a good location. Close to where a lot of opportunities are, but at some distance from where we live now. The rent is cheap and there will be an option to buy after the first and second years, with owner financing once I can put 10% down. It's just a little mill house but there's room for a garden and it would be OK for starting out and maybe reselling later. It's the same price as a lot of apartments. Utilities will be higher than living outside of town, but still affordable if I get a decent job.
The job thing is up in the air. I'm waiting to hear back from a few. I put in at the prison again. I hated working there and was all sorts of mentally screwed up from the stress and drama, but the pay is good and the health insurance is good enough that I can actually afford to go to the doctor with it. OTOH, I'm putting in for other things, so maybe I'll get one of them. I'm also trying to save up some money so I can get back into real estate and be more flexible. I was planning on starting school in fall, but I'm not sure how all that will work out now.