<span style='font-size: 12'><span style="color: #FF0000"><span style='font-family: Comic Sans MS'>GOT A JOB!!!!</span></span></span> I just got the call from difficult child. And - -he's been going to school -he's been going to community service he's got 51 hours left out of 1000 and loves what he's doing working for the park service -he's been responsible with his new puppy (an American Bull). He has taken her to the vets, got her shots, wormed, and on a heart worm preventative - AND built a pen for her for the day time, and plays with her at night. Bathes her, and cares for her. -he sees his probation officer as scheduled -he is staying out of trouble and except for almost being killed twice - and having one reminder he's obeying most of the rules. I don't think anything shocked him so badly as the first/last time I went to visit for his TSP (total service plan) that I had all of his clothes, shoes, belongings with me and handed them to him. This was to let him know there is no coming home. I believe when I handed him his suit and he said "Can you put that back in my closet?" and I said "You don't have a closet at my house any longer." it was the beginning of his beginning. Tough love suc*ks but today it has it's rewards - dare I post them here and jinx myself. NO it won't jinx me to share good news!!!!!!!!! He starts work tonight 7-11. I dont know where, doing what or how much - I just know it's a JOB that PAYS. Had to share something GOOD for a change!