I have been wanting to add somethings to the blog and other places, but have not had time to actually get anything done.
This is our reason we are being tortured. OK, not really, but isn’t she cute. Yeah, I am partial.
As was expected, the mother of this wonderful child is getting divorced from her father. Her father filed and since the mother (Rick’s No. 2 child) is not educated, underage, and without a driver’s liscence and car, the father has custody. We allowed Ashley to move back into our house with a few rules. No contact with her mother. She needs to get her GED and driver’s liscense. She needs to help around the house until she gets a job. We will see how long this lasts.
We have convinced her that she doesn’t need a lawyer right now. The father hired the one we used to get custody of Ashley and Allyson. We all want what is right. We want Rain to be safe and right this second that is with her father not Ashley. Ashley was running to her mother’s and that was not good.
We had our first court date and things went pretty well. I wish the kids could be civil, but I know that’s a lot to ask for from 17 and 19 year olds. I don’t like all the stupid high school he said she said crap. But then I didn’t really even like that crap in HS. 😛 I was just old for my time. Pretty much knew my mind from a very young age. I know totally wierd. And so not today!
Alas, back to court. We agreed to Justin having temporay custody. Ashley gets visitation Wen. evening and one weekend day. Rick or I have to be present. Partially to keep them civil and partially to keep her from doing something stupid. We go back to court in about a month (11/12). We can arrange to have the final agreement then, but she is acting like she wants to drag this out. She just doesn’t get it.
We went to the J-D Trailriding Camp Hooves for a Cure ride. We were looking for big foot, but figured he stayed in his cave due to the stinking rain. 🙂 We had fun even if we only rode for a couple of hours. Rick and the kids slept in on Sunday and we came home without riding again. We are looking forward to returning over a longer weekend. We will see how that goes. 🙂 Rick, the kids and Andrea had fun entertaining everyone with the karoake machine.
Ashley came back with the cold that Allyson had earlier in the week. So that made court not so fun. Ashley has not been helping tons with stuff around the house, but it’s only been a week. Hopefully we can work on that, but it’s impossible to yell at her when she is asleep. So, as with all things, this to will pass.
Oh, and to make things EVEN better. My secretary found a better job within the City and I have a temp again. One of my engineers is moving to transportation design. So as one of the remaining ones said it will now commence to rain about the time the other engineer’s wife goes into labor. Ain’t life grand. Oh, and I got the evil work blackberry and the silly thing even worked in Octiva. Life is ssssoooooo not fun right now.
And I have been trying to work on the Sierra Ranch website. And not getting anywhere… Oh well!
I wanna get on my horse and ride into the sunset and not return for a very long time. But I won’t. I will continue to try to right the world that we live in and hopefully earn a few more jewels for my crown as my brother in law says. Someday soon I will post pictures of our trip to the hurricane. 🙂
Hope you all have had a not quite so eventful couple of weeks!
Deb in Claremore, OK
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