we just spoke with difficult child and he sounds good. He had some trouble with another kid over there. The other kid made racial comments so then difficult child decided to "pay him back" by doing the same thing and of course difficult child is the one that got into trouble. We keep telling him that he is going to run into people like that all his life and he needs to just ignore them. He has decided to get his ged instead of credits toway graduation. I don't like that but he still says that he is not coming home after this and he just wants to start college. It makes me feel good just to hear his voice. Hope to go see him soon.