This is a little update and I think I need to unload my brain since I'm a little antsy about a few things right now. Mainly I'm just having to be patient to find out about the job in HI and I'd really prefer to find something around here but I still am having no luck. I can't even find ads for jobs related to my field now- it has slowed down again after a slight pick-up at the end of summer. difficult child's CM finally called me this week and said that she doubted difficult child would or could get released before mid-Feb and it could be March. She said If I get this job in HI, then she needs to see if the facility director would recommend difficult child be released earlier than guidelines allow for mitigating circumstances. If the director recommends it, then they go to the state office meetings (two) and have to get special approval. She said it is possible but unlikely because they normally don't do that however, difficult child gives them no trouble and I definitely have a special situation. She was supposed to talk to the director and get back with me to see if she would or would not recommend it so at least I would know if there is no way. If she will, and I get the job, then it will take them a couple of weeks to find out if the state officials will allow it. I'm antsy over not getting the expected call from the family therapist yet and what she is going to say. Really what I'm worried about is her saying something that leads me to say that I am not comfortablee bringing difficult child home under the circumstances she is recommending, or her telling me that her recommendation is for him not to come home. Then, maybe I'm a little sensitive but I'm wondering why hardly anyone seems to respond to my threads on General anymore. If I have ticked someone off, please PM me and let me know because it was not intentional and I'm not aware of it. I know I can be pretty opinionated but I try to respond to others and keep my posts non-judgemental. Of course, I am not the best at that sometimes I guess.