We need to ditch all three of our semi-functional cars in exchange for one safe, reliable form of transportation. We can’t keep driving the car with broken fuel line but it is going to cost more to repair than the blue book value of the car. That particular car has been a source of problems ever since it was ‘given’ to us by Doug’s parents. Gifts may not cost the recipient money but they frequently have heavy emotional price tags. “It was in perfect condition when we gave it to you.”
Tommy’s therapist thinks it’s time to look for a long-term hospitalization program. This would involve putting Tommy in a facility several states away which would virtually eliminate visitation. I am feeling pretty hopeless about it all right now. Today has been depressing and tomorrow is going to be umm, frightening? scary? I don’t know how to describe it but I’ll have a lot to say when I find the words.