Glad you enjoyed seeing your family. A friend of mine has been waiting three years for the pipeline company to restore his land (the muddy easement) back to its original condition. I'm sure there's a better way of saying that. He's made numerous calls to the company and keeps getting the run around. He is getting paid well though!
Never been to Montana. Would love to go camping and fishing there.View Thread
When I read DoOvers response to the postings regarding Asperger's Syndrome my first reaction was 'Ooh — Yikes.' I'm glad you posted about this. I thought you might have been personally offended and I was taken back by his critical remarks in response to the newcomer. He proceeded to educate (good) but then finished up with you as though you needed his prompting to do what was 'best for both." You must have learned something during the last 25 years.
Often, the education would continue for me if we could slow down to ask questions. Many times I think if I don't post it all right away I won't ever have the chance to post again. Many posters do not express themselves well in writing and also if they're hurried or frantic they may short cut their questions and others who are hurried may short cut their responses. Even though we are all allowed our faults and imperfections, we still expect more from our members who also participate as professionals. I'm not a doctor nor do I hold an advanced degree nor do I feel I need to meet any special criteria to offer support here whether on my best or worst day.
I'm not a mother and have no idea what it is to be enmeshed with a child, especially a child with a disability. But I am a witness to my mother's relationship with my brother (hyper-active child and now adult at 50 - with schizophrenia) all of her/his life because there was/is no father around to pick up the reigns. It has worn my mother down to almost nothing over the years to do it alone (I help some) and she herself has struggled with major depression all of her life.
My mother was in therapy for many years with her doctor of choice. After many years of therapy and confidential sharing her doctor is not able to walk in her shoes anymore than she is able to walk in his.
Goat - I prolly being oversensitive but just so you know I wasn't angry with my last post. I just have an awful habit of using too many "!!!'s" especially when I'm in a hurry. Graphic metaphors are just as effective View Thread
Slik & Goat - I, totally, agree with you about adaptable re-use of abandoned buildings and preservation of historical buildings. Once the ground has been scraped, it leaves a permanment scar on mother earth - and our government needs to be environmentally wise too.
Debbie - It is a tragedy that so many aid programs have been terminated and/or reduced the amount of aid for families and individuals that have become dependent on those programs. Our leaders have long looked the other way and now money is thrown everywhere to put out all the fires. Our country is bankrupt. Lack of leadership accountability is to blame for this.
Thanks Ol'Goat - A few years ago, the city council of my little town of 20,000 had approval from the taxpayers to erect a multi-million dollar city building and civic center. The new buildings are G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S ! Especially, the city building with beautiful Austin limestone exterior, open 2-story pentagon-shaped-grand-pillared entry, marbled floors, they bore no expense — at the taxpayer's expense. Now, I don't believe the vote count because I voted against it and I would assume most people in our small town did due to the abundance of job losses, foreclosure properties in the area, and the ongoing reports about fraud and misappropriation of city funds. The city employees did need extra work space, but if you saw the extravaganza that was erected in my little town you would agree with me hands down, and granted the interest rates have never been lower, but WE DIDN'T NEED IT! Nevertheless, some high-salaried city official will have his name engraved on that pale-stoned monument forever, and all the lower working class taxpayers in my little town (which is our new class description based on the last censor) will, according to the mil rates by city, continue to suffer the highest property tax increases in the state to pay for its superior name sake until the day we die here or move from here. Whhhoooo -I almost didn't get that all out! Okay, when do I get paid my $1.98?