The move is going through

All obstacles have been cleared (thanks to many of you). Everything is a go. We move the family back under roof on Tuesday. AT&T can’t get out to hook up the internet until the 25th, so it will be a while before you hear from me again. Nonetheless, my next blog will be from our new apartment with the family reunified.

In closing, I will say what I have said before. Despite the cost, despite the fact that I had to humiliate myself on a regular basis by begging for money, the two apartment strategy worked. Bodhi loves his sister and Jani is no longer violent. We did it and you helped.

Now, after two and a half years, this chapter is closing.

8 comments on “The move is going through

  1. Congrats! I hope everything goes well with the move. Good Luck and I will thinking extra special thoughts for your family on Tuesday.

  2. I’m so happy
    Congratulations! It took a while, but you did it. Your strength and determination made this move possible. Not only are you able to move, but you have happy, healthy children because of your sacrifice.

    You and Susan are the strongest people I “know”, and I am humbled to be able to “know” you, and watch your family prosper.

  3. I’m so glad to hear it is going through, I have been worried sick about you guys. I have a lead on a job soon and if I can get it I want to start sending you money, because I will have extra at that point. Just keep going, I know you can do this. You have overcome more than I ever could.

  4. YAAAAAAAAAAY! I am so happy for you guys. I hope all goes smoothly, and all the best to you, in the short- and long-term.

  5. I’m very happy for you and your family – I hope this works out well for you all. I haven’t been able to help financially but I keep you all in my thoughts often. May you, Jani, Bodhi, and Susan grow closer and stronger together through all of this.

  6. I am new to your blog. I stumbled onto a video of your daughter that someone shared on Facebook. Then I went onto YouTube and found more. I also found the Dr. Phil show that you and your wife did. My heart goes out to you and your family. As I mentioned I am new to you blog and struggle, I have every intention of reading as much as I can, but read about your struggle with the rent on the two apartments (yes, I know I’m reading and commenting way after the fact). Not to be all in your financial business but I wondered, since you have a child with a disability, wouldn’t you get money from your state so that either you or your wife could stay home to take care of your Daughter? I guess that might have worked better if you we’re still in the two apartments, with her primary caregiver getting the state aid. I was just curious. I know there is plenty aid out there for family’s with children who need special care.

    Note from Michael: Not really. Jani received a small amount of SSI (under $200 a month) but that was lost as soon as I got my book advance. It’s kind of feast or famine for us.