I've not heard a peep out of katie since around the 9th. She has 6 days until eviction from the shelter. It's out of character that I'm not getting at least one whine mail a day from her. She's not posting on facebook either. Not a peep except for that freecycle post on the 12th. I've mailed her twice and posted on her facebook page. Nichole has called. Nothing. She was on myspace on the 16th so she's seen the emails. I'm refusing to worry, but I admit it's giving me a bad vibe. When a difficult child starts behaving out of character.........it sends up red flags. Unless I hear from her, it's going to be a long week. On her eviction day the rest of the family is gathering in dayton for a visit with Nichole. This was sort of an accident. Nichole and easy child planned it out for a day easy child had off and it just happened to be the day of the eviction. I'd agreed to go because Aubrey is going through Nana withdrawl. lol So we definitely won't be in town that day. I hope that in 6 days the nightmare will end for Kayla, Alex, and Evan. But I'm not counting on it. For more than 10 yrs katie has managed to slide through cps' fingers. How I have no clue. It just amazes me. Kayla should've been removed from her long before she ever came to us the first time. During her firs 5 months of life alone katie was on the street, kayla had had 3rd degree sunburn multiple times, been dehydrated mult times, was severely malnourished....... I don't have much faith in the system for good reason. I am praying this time they surprise me and actually remove the children from their "parents" custody. But in all honesty? I'm not counting on it. Hoovers, but I can't help it. Cps has let me down too many times over the years. I have a nagging thought hovering in the back of my mind that someone told Katie if she has no where to go cps will take the kids and she's up and vanished. But her behavior is eerily similar to last time she pulled that stunt.