Katie is not moving in to her apartment this weekend because now the shelter wants her to wait to see what the teachers at the school rounded up for her in furniture and household supplies........so they can see what they can manage to round up for her to fill the place up with things she needs. Now while all that is actually very nice of everyone and there is a piece of my heart that really truly appreciates it..............I'm steaming under the skin. Seriously? Are you kidding me?? Yet again.....suddenly everyone is handing Katie everything again. Her rent will be 25.00 a month. Her deposit was 50.00 and I know she at most only could have had 40.00.......so someone paid what she didn't have and it certainly was NOT family. Now I certainly don't want the grandkids to suffer......but sleeping on the floor I don't consider suffering when Mom can turn up the heat as high as she wants because she doesn't have to pay the bill. I wouldn't even really get miffed over maybe some used dishes and pots and pans or some such.........but beds for all of them and other furniture?? Dang it to heck, if I'd known all you had to do was abandon stuff, jump into a homeless shelter, not do dittly squat to find a real job and not only would you get a apartment and it furnished for you.........I'd have done it years ago, instead of husband and I working our tails off to buy those things for ourselves. Ok, so I have too much pride to do that...........but this really galls me. Not that people are being nice and trying to help........but that this crud is the stuff that has prevented this girl from growing up and doing for herself clear into her 30's!! It will be the 2nd time people in this town have furnished an apartment for her. ugh! What next? Is someone going to buy her a car? The state did last time, but that program no longer exists. You know, it's hard enough to get family to stop "over helping" a difficult child.............it's impossible it seems to get other people to stop it too. So now the whole family has to rearrange plans because she's not moving this weekend afterall. Nichole was coming down to help and everything. Irritates me. So since they can help her get this stuff, they can also help her move this stuff. We'll just move the crud out of my house into her apartment.......if for no other reason than to get it out of my house so I can CLEAN it! Ok. Vent over. I'm just exhausted after 3 days of zero sleep, caring for 2 out of 3 sick kids for 10-12 hours a day for the past 2 days.........and more than a tad frustrated. I had hoped that working to furnish her apartment with necessities would be the motivator to push katie into adulthood and build up her confidence and self pride....... Oh well. I didn't do it, I have no control over it, not my problem.