Oh, boy. What a shame, your friend's situation. I'm glad she's out of the abusive situation and that she has parents with whom she can live, but it's a shame she can't get training to live on her own while living with her parents. ALthough I don't know how she could afford to live on her own anyway, prices all over the country being as high as they are. Just as there are places for battered women to live while getting their lives together, there ought to be places for people like your friend. I was reading in the New York Times about Camp LaGuardia in New York and something like that would be good--or a group home, like those for foster children or troubled teens or slightly mentally retarded--where people like your friend can have support and can help each other and get preparation for facing the world. I admire you for you energy and drive in combining school and a family--along with volunteering for bookshare and helping your friend. And your husband must be wonderful, too. Good luck. Are you trying to get your schedule changed or are the classes you need such that you hve to endure it for this quarter or semester? Cindy > -----Original Message----- > From: jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 12:35:06 -0800 (PST) > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Braille Note > > Right Cindy, I think that is what is happening, she is > reading in whatever the book reader is and not in the > word processing program, whatever that is. > > Without going into too much detail about her personal > life, she's recently left an abusive husband and is > living with her parents. She can't get into voc rehab > in the homemaker program unless she's already living > on her own. She can't live on her own being deaf and > blind and with a 5 year old son until she learns how > and would have support. She can't get the support > except from her parents until she's in the homemaker > program. It's a horrible catch-22 and I wish I didn't > live 5 hours away. > > I'm back in school now so I am still around but my > schedule is all screwed up right now. I am not used to > driving an hour each way to class and I'm not used to > having evening classes and getting home late when my > husband gets up at 4 a.m. I went back to bed after > everybody left this morning and got up at 11 and I > feel horribly lazy doing that since I normally get up > early too but I can't get up early and stay up late > for school. I will be glad when I figure out a good > schedule that works with everybody else's schedule. > > > > > Jamie in Michigan > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list > of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. ____________________________________________________________ GET FREE 5GB EMAIL - Check out spam free email with many cool features! Visit http://www.inbox.com/email to find out more! To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.