Not hurting particularly, just can’t sleep.
Last time I couldn’t sleep, I was worrying over not having the money to get Steve here. This time I’m worrying over what to do with G. shit. 4am is early. Rolling around inside my head are (my) student loans and how I think we have to go get G an ID. He can’t drive yet, and his Student ID is about to expire. He won’t leave the house and barely leaves his room. This is not bad parenting or bad kid. This is Aspergers. He did agree to go to the library with me so that’s a start. I want to send him off to college nearer to home than Indiana. Here are my thoughts…
He’s planning on going in the winter/spring session. We get him an ID and head to the unemployment office. He needs to see what is available in this area. He can start looking for a first job. Hardee’s, waiting tables, lawncare helper, whatever, just to get a feel for working. We pick up a driver’s manual so he can read it and study for his permit. We take the city bus a time or two so he sees what that is like. I need to figure out how to set up a first time resume, too. I’m gonna take him to the community college, too, so he can look at what they have to offer to get him started.
I am so sorry I don’t know how to do the set-up for a serious college experience. He qualifies for about 15K in financial aid and will need the rest in loans. I don’t know how to set those up either. Now I know why my family had so many barbers and beauticians in it over the generations. And this concludes the morning matinee in my head 🙂