I set up an account so difficult child can call home, now that he's graduated to the next level and is allowed to call more than 5 mins after earning a certain amount of points. As long as we are in a reasonable amount of distance and get the local rate, the calls are 99cents each- no limit on time! I think I'll tell difficult child he can call 2-3times a week, unless it's really important then call anytime. His CM had told me to do this because she said some boys try to call home every day or more than once a day. She said they'll also try to call a sibling at home and get them to set up 3-way calls with their friends. Then, I called the place he's being moved to and found out that they don't have a waiting period for calls or visiting and he can call almost any evening. They only have visitation once a week, but instead of it being 1- 1 1/2 hours long like this place and detention, they have a 5 hour period so even if we get family therapy and it has to be during visitation hours, there would still be time for us to visit informally! I called the infirmary about his medications- they are supposed to call back but still haven't. Why is it no one can keep medications straight except a parent? Oh- I found this sad- when I visited difficult child I met a couple while waiting for the "inmates". Their 17yo son is in there because last year he took his dad's truck without permission- he didn't have a driver''s license. His dad called cops and reported him. The attny said since he'd never been in trouble before, he'd probably get a slap on the hand- enough to try to teach him a lesson. Even though he'd never been arrested before and was found just a few miles from home and it was his dad's truck, they sentenced him to state Department of Juvenile Justice for an undetermiinned amount of time. He was found guilty of felony grand larceny on top of driving without a license. His dad said he'd called cops to teach the son a lesson, but mainly because since he didn't have a license he was afraid he'd wreck and get hurt or hurt someone else. The dad said another attny told him that in this state's Department of Juvenile Justice courts, they do what they want to. difficult child told me that some other boys were sayinng that their parents received bills from Department of Juvenile Justice. So, I guess it's true that I'll be paying child support while he's in. Oh boy. ETA: I just received a letter from difficult child. It's a regular piece of paper colored and written out to be a Mother's Day card. I didn't think he would even notice that coming up. I had done an online resume before and was using it to apply for government jobs, since they seem to be the only things out there in my field. I thought I'd lost the Word document resume that I would need for printing out hard copies. I really dreaded typing all that over from scratch and didn't want to change the format since it always got pretty good results in the past. Now that the economy is showing a small glimmer of hope, I needed the Word resume prepared. Well, I found one hidden in some file on my computer!! I thought I had lost that info when my computer had gotten a virus last year and had to be "cleaned out". Anyway, now all I need to do is update it and tweak it and print it out!!