I wouldn't touch those ladies in the ground. I mean you could and just severly put them under stress and deal with what the plant puts off if they are going to be a total loss anywayz. And that sounds like a real shitty spot to be in. I'd hope that shit would smooth out and you could stay. Maybe its just him playing his cards!? Hang Loose and keep talking to your old man and ya never know. By 8-12 you could be invited to stay.