Well, I haven't been here for a while, but I do have good news. First for myself, I did get a transfer at work and will be doing administration which is my true love and joy for a career choice. I start in one week. Thank you to all who prayed and "crossed everything in hope" for me. I am looking forward to the change and the relief from constanty working with challenged children. And second good news, my difficult child has completed 5 weeks of her course -- a real record for sticking to something. She seems to be working within her budget and is doing well in the classes. It helps in a way that she is far enough away that I don't see everything, but what she tells me all seems to be good. One major example she managed to get a phone ! It cost about $70 to get hooked up and she got a restricted line, no long distance, which is good. a small example she mentioned buying a 8kg bag of rice !!! and splitting it with a friend because it worked out to be a better deal. I can't imagine how that thought process came about, but, it is a remarkalbe one. I love this site.