Just got off the phone with katie. (she put the cell phone I brought her yesterday to good use) Lots of complaining about the shelter. Expected. Some I believe having been there done that......some yeah not so much. Like Evan has lost a ton of weight because he's flat out refusing to eat the shelter food....... Most likely it's she's not making him eat or you know those rotten teeth, but whatever. The kids are enrolled in school.........they hate it there. (this by kayla) Katie and M supposedly looked for work everywhere around the shelter.............sure they did......... She did however get the welfare switched over. And she's sick as a dog with a cold. lol Don't know why that strikes me as funny.......guess I'm getting a mean streak. Shelter is not helping them..........stuff is getting stolen including Evans new winter coat. (that really peeves me off) Oh and this weekly evaluation crud? It's a "triage to assess their situation" WTH? Katie was there a whole week before they did this to see what sort of help she needed...........then told her the help wasn't available. (ok they supposedly told her it isn't available, have to remember the source) So I've had a devious thought. Seriously devious. Let them wallow in misery for a bit longer. Then pop up with well you know the grands could come here to stay........that's only 3 not 5 people.......they could eat decent, go back to the school they love, and live without misery until Mom and Dad give off their lazy booties and find work and a place to live. If push came to shove could say well maybe the shelter here would have single openings for her and M........while the grands stayed here. (they do have singles all the time, it was the family deal was the hang up) Of course I'd have katie and M here wanting to see the kids everyday...........Hmmm may have to think on that one a bit more. Katie says all the kids talk about is me and papa........Evan thinks every white car is papa coming to pick them up. And the grands were devastated when shelter staff wouldn't call and tell them we were there to drop off the mail yesterday so they could see us. (which also peeved me off) I mean come on we're her parents........husband dropped her off........you can take privacy a bit too d*mn far. Told katie the plan for Tday...........and the plans of easy child's to take the kids for a sleep over so that they can "get xmas gifts for their parents" which is really so we can bake xmas cookies, decorate the tree, ect in peace........and told her the xmas plans that they can all come xmas eve and spend the night so the kids can do santa. She was all for it. So at least that is good. But she doesn't know if Evan will be able to do the sleep over part.......so he may get excluded that time. She is not a happy camper. lol Oh, well. If you'd done what you should've done here you wouldn't be stuck up there in Dayton. duh I don't feel sorry for her one bit. But it's taking it's toll on the grands......could hear it when I talked to them. If I could think of a way for the grands to be here without the parents.............I'd have Katie sign over temp custody/guardianship. Honestly if she really loved them she'd jump at the chance for them to have some stability while their parents get their act together. Not counting on it being that easy. But seems Katie is already blowing up at staff.......lol I knew she'd not be able to hold it together very long. And she's already talking about trying the Red Cross as someone told her they also have a shelter..................(does red cross do that, I didn't think they did unless for disasters and such?) So I'm guessing she may be looking at cps being called already. You know, the running thing. ugh Of course the "closest" place for them to find work is 16 miles by foot. OK.....sure. Not. Well..........that was my entertainment for the evening. Katie sounded odd though.......other than the cold that has her hoarse.........just odd, like a person on the edge sort of odd......not at all like herself. Really hyped up, really hyped up. Hmmm.