Last week we received a call from our landlord, stating he was going to send us a checklist of things we need to complete if we want to receive our security deposit back. He called this morning to check to see if we received it, and as of yet, we haven’t. He then stated he would get it to us soon, but we’re not overly concerned with what’s on it. This will be the fifth time we’ve moved in thirteen years, and we know what needs to be done, and are working on completing it. It’s exhausting to say the least, but we are thankful the end is in sight.
Today we pulled all items off Craigslist, except for the lawnmower, and will donate them to Goodwill. The kids’ mattresses were picked up today, and the television armoire was also picked up today. Yeah! Our garbage can and recycle bin are overflowing, as we tried to dispose of as much as we possibly could, so as not to leave the cans full when we leave. (Pick up is Wednesday morning)
Today was Ben’s last day with Ray* (*name changed to protect privacy). Ray has been Ben’s therapist since Kindergarten, and he has really helped Ben to grow and mature, and understand his autism. We have had several therapists come and go in our household, but Ray has always been there for Ben; he has been his steady rock in a world that seemed always changing and unfamiliar at times. Ben knew that no matter what happened; Ray would always be there for him. Over the years Ray went from being a therapist to one of the family, and really provided that Grandfather presence that Ben lacks. We are so appreciative of Ray’s devotion to our son; there is no way we could ever express how much it means to us. And so today, we said good-bye to Ray; there were tears, but Ben handled it really well. God bless you, Ray, for making a difference in the life of our child. ♥