This a.m., I got a phonecall from a cool place in upstate NY that deals with-special needs kids who also have emotional issues. They ran our application through the clinician, who said they they do not have the resources to deal with-difficult child. I was absolutely not expecting that response. Then I called Boys Town in Wash, Difficult Child, since I hadn't heard from them. We have to release difficult child to the state, or have a court order after a felony conviction. I asked the woman what sorts of offenses the other kids had committed, and they were pretty violent, way beyond what difficult child has done. I told her my difficult child was on that route but not that bad yet. And we are still awaiting a court date. She said they do not do private placement but she referred me to a place in UT. UT is already on my list from another source. I suspect that the only place that can handle his complicated case will be something utterly unaffordable. Should I sell the house, or just blow it up and collect on the insurance?