I get home to find a week's worth of mail but it seems like 3 mos worth. LOL! At least something is moving. 1) I got difficult child's progress report from Department of Juvenile Justice- it now has "other" checked for the recommended placement after incarceration- not "parent" (which still hurts even though I pushed it) and TG, not "extended family". There is a note underneath saying CSU and Department of Juvenile Justice will discuss it further when the release date is nearer. Good. Also, under difficult child's recommended treatment/services for after incarceration, along with substance abuse and anger management maintenance treatment, it has family services. This is starting to look a little more appropriate than the way the last one read- "family support need" which apparently led the PO to think I needed to support difficult child more. 2) I rec'd letters from 2 different companies stating that per Fair Credit Act ((or whatever that's called) they are notifying me that the government office requested and rec'd credit reports and info and what was listed was the BK from last summer- that's good- it means the clearance app is moving along in good time and they have read what was in the first app 18 mos ago and this 2nd one where I explained how I dealt with it and they have now verified that. No assurance that it will go thru of course, but it was really close the first time and this at least gives me a better chance. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it gets finished (with a positive result) prior to being fired! 3) difficult child wrote for the first time in a onth. He's upset because I talked with PO about looking into a transitional placement upon his release. (I understand that but I did write difficult child and try to discuss it prior to contacting PO about it and difficult child wrote back that if I couldn't trust him, he;'d refuse to come home. OK- then I discussed it with PO.and let difficult child know I had.) So, difficult child proceeds to tell me he didn't want to live with me anymore anyway and our whole family, extended and all is nuts (yes, I know that- that's why they weren't more involved in difficult child's life) so difficult child has decided that I HAVE to 1) send him addresses and phone #s of every person in the extended family so he can contact them personally AND 2) contact them all myself and put this family back together OR ELSE hwe doesn't think he will write me anymore or want any future contact with me. Then he pleads for me not to put him through that suffering of not having his mother. Then, as a PS to this 6 page letter, he proceeds to tell me that his last charge in there was due to 3 boys busting a sprinkler head and he's sorry, but he just found out that would be money owed as restitution and after they splpit it 3 ways, I can expect to get a bill for about $225 to pay his share. Well, I guess I know now what I'll do with the majority of that $325 I owe him from closing his bank acct when I moved. I'm having a most wonderful day. NOT.