It has also now been over a week since we moved into our new apartment. We haven't really moved out of the ranch or anything. Stew still has to be out there most of the time. But after a year of driving the girls in and out and in and out of town, staying over at my mom's and renting a small office space for therapy (where the other tenants complained about the noise of kids doing therapy because they are trying to conduct business next door) we decided that it really was necessary for us to get our own place in town. The two hour round trip drive in the car to get to and from town each day was such wasted time in all of our lives, but especially for the girls. It was two hours of the day when they could space out into autism land and we want to give them as little of that kind of time as possible. Plus it is so much easier for them to receive services for speech, OT and ABA therapies without needing the therapists to drive all the way out to see us some of the time. Just paying for everyone's time to get out to see us was getting to be too much.
Lu's super awesome BCBA Dr. G is coming back next week to train the new aide and some new ABA tutors for her. Thank goodness. I always feel like things are getting out of control with Lu's program just before Dr. G comes back, then she's here for a week, whips everything back into shape, and by the time she leaves I feel like I can handle things again. That sure happened on her last trip here when she started working with Myffy. I've been feeling much better about things with Myffy lately. And much more stressed about things with Lu again.
Now time to get some sleep before Lu's IFSP meeting with DDD tomorrow morning. And then we need to start thinking about her IEP meeting with the school board next week. Gotta love all the acronyms in autism land.