I guess it's about time I give you all an update
on our new life... :)
sent out a brief email a few days ago with
information about a
bunch of free construction magazines because it was too great a deal to not pass on to
you all. Many
of you responded asking how we're doing in our new
home. This may be "sappy" but, I
love you guys, the fact that you care so much just makes
me feel so good. :)
apologize for taking so long to update you, it's
been a bit of a rough ride even though we absolutely
it here and couldn't be happier to be here.
you ever have a chance to visit Whidbey Island
Washington I can't recommend strongly enough that
you do it. But
beware, once you've been here you'll want to
back again and again. :)
now for that update...
drive up was full of adventure. Four days on the
road with two kids, two big dogs, a packed-to-the-gills
truck with mechanical problems that put us in a Ford
repair shop for several hours on Thursday morning,
and hotel rooms that didn't turn out to be as promised,
ended up in a psychiatric ward for 11 days in
January. It was tough
but he's home with us now
doing a bit
better than he was.
emotional support we're receiving out here is phenomenal.
We have a parent
group, a sibling's support group, a state
that comes to our house once per week and
now a state funded respite provider that takes
Cameron out for
two hours each week.
still a day-to-day, or even 15 minutes-to-15 minutes,
struggle but there's
hope on the
horizon where there
wasn't just 3 months ago.
hoping to be able to get Cameron enrolled in a long-term
months as the waiting list is quite long.
Turns out there are many, many children
disabilities that need help, and nowhere
near enough beds for all of them. :(
is doing wonderfully, making new friends, turning
the boys' heads, improving
on her artistic abilities,
earning terrific grades, etc. She's
in 10th grade and already colleges are courting
keeping the business going (some days it's my only
connection to sanity)
had to give
telephone support and just communicate
via email. I've explained
more about that here: A note to my customers and readers...
you for hanging with us and for your incredible support.
have all of my
contacts so any time you have
a question be sure to let
me know and I'll get an answer
for you. :)
you again and have a terrific day!
Update June 28 2013: Unfortunately Curtis decided to go his own way in October 2010 so now it's just Cameron, Shelby, and I. But we're still loving it here. :)