Friday, May 04, 2018
Today has been a very rough day. Began with another long conversation with Isaac about his behaviors and I think I got through to him for this round. I had to use some tough words with him and sadly one example became very real so he now knows how serious things have gotten. He then headed off with Patrick and I tried to do some paid work, but I didn't get very far as I received a phone call from the school.
Maegann was in with the counselor and I learned that a friend had reported her to their teacher because she was talking about self-harm and he in turn contacted the counselor. I had already phoned and made an appointment with her weekly counselor so the school one just made sure to check with her throughout the last two class hours and made sure she was with a friend at the cultural fair happening during lunch and third hour (Cinco de Mayo on the 4th). Michael was gone at lunch and third hour taking his written driver's test (he passed this time) and when he returned he got permission from the counselor to just stay with Maegann. I picked her up after school since the appointment was at 3 and Michael was with her and asked if he could come with us as he was still very concerned. He came home with us afterwards and I sent them off to Moxie for Italian sodas and then they went to Walmart and were just being silly. They did get a selfie for me.
They were also to pick up the ordered pizzas for supper. Wendell was here working on the shop so it was just easier than trying to fix a whole meal. So thankful for a lot of laughter at the table and Isaac has done exceptionally well with his behaviors the entire time. He admitted Michael is nice. Now those two went for a walk on the greenbelt, Tim and Wendell are putting up trusses and Isaac and I are watching Dick vanDyke.
This morning Orn arrived about 10 to help Tim with the walls and by the time Wendell arrived they were almost ready for the trusses. Just helped them get the last one up and ready to nail. Tomorrow the sheeting can go up. Looks so different out there with a structure.
The view from the deck.
It's been a very hot day too. 85 and full sun and thankful humidity is rarely an issue for us. Just not used to the warmth as we've been in low 60 for so long. Grass (hydro-seed) is scheduled for Tuesday.
My heart is heavy and thankful all at the same time tonight. One of those times when I have no idea what to pray so I'm letting the Spirit have the reins for now.