Ok. I've got a disfunctional husband (aka AH), 3 kids with Asperger's Syndrome, one with anger management issues, one feeling totally left out, and the other is having major daily meltdowns at school. The baby has major swallowing issues as well as mobility problems. so we have to have speech/swallowing 2x per week and physical therapy 1x per week, and we've started "Intensive Intervention" case management for difficult child 1 so we can avoid hospitalization/Residential Treatment Center (RTC) placement. I'm a diabetic, my skin is so dry that I can't help but feel like a snake, we're flat broke so badly that I've had to cash out my old 401k (I'm so pathetic on this that their broker "forgot" to call during the conference call that we set up). My marriage is essentially over as I've been thrown over for "SOCOM Navy Seals" on the PS3. The kids feel like he loves the game more than them. The house is a train wreck. Two different windows have gotten broken (thermal pane - cost a fortune to replace) one when someone was "tossing a book" to the other and the other window was broken during a difficult child 1 meltdown while the cops were in my hallway (yahoo! a trip to the hospital during the blizzard). I feel like all I do is cook, plan meals, and clean up from the cooking, planning and shopping. My black lab has an eye issue where the tissue around her eye is scaling, and peeling - $100.00 bucks in medication. While the vet was here, he took a look at the puppy and guess what?!!! He's blind as a flippin' bat!!!! The vet visit cost $300.00, so back I go into the 401k so that I can take him to a specialist. Life is giving me more and more material for a stand-up career. Sorry for complaining - you guys are my rock! Beth PS: Crud - we're out of crickets.