First the good news- well somewhat good news. I had a job interview a couple of mos ago but was not expecting the formal type, panel interview I walked into and after 25 years of interviewing, I have never had one like that. I don't think I bombed it but I'm not holding my breath that it comes thru, unfortunately. They told me they would let everyone know sometime in Jan. It's gov and they are known for crossing all t's and dotting all i's so I expect to get the generic email stating someone else got the job soon. But, my boss farmed me out to another office locally where 2 other people who work for my boss work, although in reality, they are working under different people. He did this partly because it was a way to get me off the travel schedule since I had talked to him about the possibility of difficult child coming back to live with me. Even though he knows that's unlikely now, at least for the enar future, he still sent me there to work because someone over there was telling him they needed my help- I don't think they did really, they were just trying to lighten their load and maybe doing me a favor. Whatever. Well, the big boss in that office knows my prof- my real one that I haven't actually worked in for 2 years- and he has asked that I help out with that sort of work since they don't have anyone else doing it, or who can do it. Of course, I said SURE! The reason they don't have anyone there doing it is because they were put under a hiring freeze. I knew that and knew that's why I saw no gov jobs listed for this area, except for people who'd just been cut from similar jobs. Anyway, then the gov rep in that office said he could write up something and put in a request to try to get something done- either to make this a permanent job and try to get me there around the hiring freeze, since I amphysically working there already, or to get it in the contract that is now being reviewed- I prefer the permanent job- the contract would keep me technically working for my same boss and this company that would never pay me what the job is worth and the benefits hoover big time. But at least, I figure these people could be a good reference for me if they like my work after a while and I do have to keep it just a temp thing. I feel good about it- it's one more toe, if not a foot, in the door! Bad news is completely Occupational Therapist (OT)- the attny I'd been talking to about difficult child, GH, PO, etc, has not gotten back to me like she said she would. It will be 2 weeks Wed. and I left her a VM last week. This makes me very uneasy- I really ddon't want to go thru trying to get a hearing in juvy court here without an attny and this one went to a mtg with me so she heard the koi PO and his super were spewing- she knows what's going on. This has really bummed me out. She knew I needed her staying involved and she is the one who said she would get back to me as soon as she could. I don't want to bug her but if she isn't going to be dependable or have time, I need to cut my losses and either go it alone or get someone else up to speed very quickly. It can take 30 days to get a hearing- I want a hearing held before difficult child is in GH with their goals for him written. The whole point is to ask for a reunification plan to be ordered. I haven't heard from difficult child in over a week- since the phone call when he told me he'd rather stay where he is- incarcerated- than go to GH. I told him not to get in trouble because no judge would consider anything for him or me if he did. He better not have gotten himself in lock again- I haven't rec'd a letter or phone call.