I havent updated before now because I wasnt sure how to even report anything...sigh. He was released on Friday from jail and has been staying with us since then. He has been almost completely appropriate. As appropriate as a difficult child can be. He still has a few difficult child habits such as not completing the entire sink full of dishes when asked or eating my jelly beans but all in all...he has been good. He has gone to apply for public housing but that isnt going to work out because of the criminal record. The absolute best news of all is that he went out today applying everywhere looking for a job...and I mean everywhere. He has always said he wouldnt work for less than 8 bucks an hour because that is what he was getting paid when he started as a laborer in construction. Well...he is so desperate and knows that he is in dire straights now that he is willing to take any job and work anywhere now. He applied with a staffing agency today and got hired immediately with a manufacturing plant here! Its a decent job but they only pay 6.15 an hour for the first 90 days. But even more thrilling is he is thrilled to be working. They started him today!!! As soon as he filled out the paperwork he went right to work. The guy he is working under told him after the 90 days is up they will hire him permanent and then train him to drive a forklift and get him a forklift license!!! At that point he will make 11 bucks an hour. Pray this is the turning point for him. He really seems to be trying hard.