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Thursday, June 27, 2019

I have really fallen off for the support I always got from SP. I haven't been blogging lately and I find it helps me if I get things written down. I need to go back to doing this regularly, but it seems, time goes so fast.

I'm still doing Real Appeal. Now I do a one on one session with my coach every week and it is really helping. I'm finally starting to lose weight.

I was laid up for a bit as I pulled my achilles and then my hamstring. I am back on the treadmill and back to my 10,000 steps a day.

On a really bad note and one I am having a horrible time dealing with is my son was scammed out of a large portion of the money that was left for him by my friend. I was so angry. The first thing I thought of was to kick him out of the house. Unfortunately, that is not an option. He has Aspergers and, I guess, I always expected he would grow out of it, but that doesn't happen. I forget he doesn't see the world the way other people do. People with Aspergers are sooo gullible. This was going on for 3 months and I didn't see it. I am so mad at myself. I keep thinking shoulda woulda coulda. I can't change what happened, but I can definitely change the future. We have decided to take some of the money and make improvements to the house which will go to the kids when we are no longer here. I would rather do that than see any "flushed down the toilet" again. I spoke with my son's therapist and he said that there is a good chance my son could do this again as he doesn't see what these scammers do. The police said scammers using this "Romance Scam" racked in $146 Million dollars last year. So now, all the money stays with us and we give him an allowance.

On a happier note, my daughter finally graduated as a Vet Tech and she has a full time job.

JC is doing really well with the girl who is leasing him. He was great at the last show. Jack is doing awesome as well.

I just need to keep on keeping on....
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  • MEADSBAY
    Soooo sad!
    I have a daughter on the spectrum and we keep a pretty close rein on her assets at all time as she is so vulnerable to exactly that sort of thing.

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  • 4CYNDI
    **HUGS** Glad to see you around and still kicking it. Have fun and enjoy the ride.
    136 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    Nina, so glad to have you back in the Den. That is really terrible news about your son being scammed. Thankfully you are there to stop this from happening again.
    On the plus side your daughter is doing wonderful. Congratulations on her accomplishment.
    136 days ago
  • ENDUROVET
    Congrats to your daughter, hope she has found “the career of a lifetime” as a vet tech (I certainly couldn’t imagine doing anything other than practicing vet med myself)!
    But sorry your son got taken advantage of - my boy is also lagging behind his peers in emotional maturity. If I had a magic wand, I would wave it to place him with a more motivated group - all of his current BFF’s have dropped out & are just “getting by” w/service industry jobs. Z has been working hard on his higher education; I just hope this streak holds together long enough for him to get an actual degree.
    137 days ago
  • TXGRANDMA
    I am so very sorry to hear about what happened to your son. How terrible! Good that you took control of the money. At least no more will be lost. Congratulations to your daughter! That is great news! I worked as a vet tech before I becamd a nurse and loved every minute!
    137 days ago
  • CATE195
    Looking forward to seeing you more in the summer challenge. So sad that there are people out there who would scam an unsuspecting person. Glad that you caught it and are now in control. Please don't be angry at your son or yourself. Congrats to your daughter and glad that JC is doing well.
    137 days ago
  • SUNNYCALIGIRL
    emoticon Glad to hear you are making some weight loss progress! emoticon
    137 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    Good for your daughter and for JC and Jack. That's pretty great.

    I wish there was a way your son could learn to recognize a scam, but I know that's the exact challenge he faces. It must be so hard for you to see him go through and not understand. Someone will always have to help him manage his money, and that's scary too.
    137 days ago
  • LOPEYP
    Sorry to hear about your son.
    Glad that you are back and taking care of yourself.
    137 days ago
  • GOLFGMA
    So sorry about the crooks who scammed your son! Glad you have reduced the chance of it happening again.
    137 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    OH my goodness, so sorry to hear that your DS was scammed. **SIGH** That would make me angry, too. But sounds like you have plans to thwart this from happening again.

    Congratulations to your DD!
    137 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Welcome back. You can do this.
    137 days ago
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