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        06-06-2013, 08:33 PM
      #10061
    Banned
    Oh sorry, for double post, but likely won't get the edit in in time.

    I spent about 2 hours today trying to figure out the time I am taking off work. I don't know how often I might have mentioned that I hate other foster parents, but I do, I hate most of them.

    My Mum is coming here in 2 weeks, I haven't seen her in 3 years, so the kids are spending the first two days with us, and the last 2. The rest of the time, I am using my respite = vacation time, so I can be with Mum, go on day trips etc.

    So kid 1 has baseball, games Mon, Wed, Fri, and a practice either Tues or Thurs.

    No other house would take him as they won't drive him to his games. It was hours of phone calls, with the office as they figured out what to do. His case worker is having to drive him to a few, the foster family agreed to a few - and there is one that I am going to pick him up and take him to.

    It's a joke. No he is not 'their' kid, but they are being paid for him. I guess I am too, as it's a paid vacation, but heck!!!

    So very annoying. But if they only hired the people who gave a crap, sadly there would be a max of 20 kids in the program as there's only about 3-4 of us who do care.
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        06-06-2013, 09:33 PM
      #10062
    Trained
    Alex, I can't imagine people like that. I guess they are doing it only to get paid. I would think that there are easier ways to make money. Maybe digging ditches with a spoon, defusing bombs ..... What you do is hard. It might do those kids a lot of good to see just how good they have it.
         
        06-06-2013, 09:34 PM
      #10063
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by pony gal    
    Hay, I haven't been on much. Hope all is well. My mare, Belle, foundered and has at least 17 degree rotation in her front feet. The vet recommended that I put her down, but I haven't done it yet. Several people have told me they've seen worse and the horses recovered and could be ridden. That's what I'm hoping for.
    Sorry to hear about Belle. That's very sad. I hope she gets better.
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        06-06-2013, 10:01 PM
      #10064
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    Alex, I can't imagine people like that. I guess they are doing it only to get paid. I would think that there are easier ways to make money. Maybe digging ditches with a spoon, defusing bombs ..... What you do is hard. It might do those kids a lot of good to see just how good they have it.
    You know I'd think that too. I did 3 out of 4 years of a law degree, I had to drop out to move to the US with my ex, but I have college credits I could transfer to here.

    These people, if they were not foster parents, they'd be working in the grocery store, or McDonald's.

    I am not trying to be elitist, heck, Brad's a head custodian at a middle school, I am not snotty. It's just that some people should really be doing something else for a career. Sadly fostering gives them more money, so they do it and don't care.

    Most of the other foster parents have converted their attic or basement and have the kids in that space. I can't do that, nor would I. I'd never hear a fight before it starts, and it's just a family living. My kids are with me, all the time, maybe to the expense of my sanity.
         
        06-06-2013, 10:45 PM
      #10065
    Yearling
    Popped in to read, & there's so much, & can't respond adequately..so,for now,just little me, but LadyTrails gave me a laugh; yes, am so looking forward to shoveling horse poo this Monday, & after this work week (which has 2 more days), I'll need it. Another world, & can be around horses, & the lovely odor, & do my best w/the labor (it'll be a 1st; "how high can I fill this wheelbarrow & get it to the dump site?" (LOL. My life is much smaller than you'all, but doing what I can do w/what I have). Thanks for being here, as I like very much to share. Well worth the gas expenditure I just out in my car, so can be ready to go out to SkyView.
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        06-06-2013, 11:06 PM
      #10066
    Banned
    TJT, share away, I guess you have to get comfortable with us all first. Get that, but you will sooner or later, so may as well start now. :)

    Promise, there's only good people here. Promise. Come back at me, if you don't find that to be true. I will hear you.
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        06-07-2013, 03:48 AM
      #10067
    Started

    I could not get the site to open. May be just as well.
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        06-07-2013, 06:48 AM
      #10068
    Green Broke
    Pony gal, I hope it does work out that your horse is able to recover.

    Alex, I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable time with your muther. Maybe everything will work out so the boys aren't too regressed by the time you get them back.

    Stan, I will have to agree is being just as well. Lol


    Doc thinks it was a touch of Vertigo because my left eye would twitch at it's furthest point and both were slow to follow the light. Lungs are strong and sounded good. I have a slight pain in my right ear and he feels that it was fluid down in one of the tubes below the ear that got me. Gave me a prescrip to fill only if/when it happens again.

    I went home and milked it in the recliner and being served like a king. Now I'm back at work where I am merely a slave to the man. Lol

    Hope everyone has a great Friday or Saturday to you Stan.
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        06-07-2013, 08:01 AM
      #10069
    Weanling
    That's great Roadyy that it wasn't anything more serious. Did they address the fluid in you ear though? I would think you would need to dry that up?

    Stan- yeah your better off being in the dark about the beaver butt. It's very disturbing.

    Alex- some time away from you will probably do the boys some good. Make them appreciate what they have. Sorry it's been such a pain to get it all arranged.
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        06-07-2013, 08:16 AM
      #10070
    Started
    WooHoo! Last day of school!

    We MADE it! It was a GOOD year!!
         

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