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Salvaged

29 Jun

The third day was the charm.

Possibly even more charming since I had to go through a lot of muck to get there.

Hubby put in the new motorcycle battery while I was out running, and let me know he’d be up for riding if I so desired.  And I did so desire.

We headed to a quaint, old town where we strolled through some shops and enjoyed a frozen yogurt and a cold drink.  Then we headed to a farmer’s market closer to home for some fresh veggies.  We arrived home unscathed, sticky with sweat, and big smiles on our faces.

Our talk with the boys, and the adjustments we’re making, have put us all in a more positive frame of mind.  I guess something good came out of all that tension.  And I’m not just talking about the peach cobbler.

PLUS….  Link really impressed us yesterday, and gave us some hope that maybe he will be able to take care of himself someday.  His phone has been acting up. so I mentioned he was eligible for an upgrade.  After some thorough research, he decided on the one he wanted. He tried unsuccessfully to order online before giving up and calling the customer service number.  The representative didn’t appear to be knowledgeable, so he decided to just go to the store.  I took over the phone and asked that he be made a registered user so that he could go in on his own.

And off he went.

When he arrived at the store, they told him he had ordered a Nokia phone through customer service and so they wouldn’t be able to do anything for him until that phone came in.

???

He’d never even mentioned a Nokia phone to the customer service rep, nor did he order anything from them, yet the store rep’s saying she ordered him a Nokia phone?  He was confused and started to just leave.

Before he got to the car, he turned around.  He decided this wasn’t right.  He had NOT ordered a phone from them, and he needed a new phone today.

They allowed him to call back the customer service rep.  Since the phone he’d “ordered” had not been shipped, it was fine for him to cancel it.

He could then order the phone he wanted from the store rep.  They set it up for him, and finally, he was on his way, happy with his purchase, and confident with himself.

Sometimes I’m amazed at what the kids can do when they’re forced into a situation.  And I’m extremely proud that he didn’t need me to fix things for him.

Maybe there is hope that he’ll be able to live independently at some point.

Woohoo!

Things are definitely lookin’ up!

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6 responses to “Salvaged

  1. Abby

    June 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Sometimes it’s a victory like that that gives a person the confidence they need to forge ahead in all kinds of ways. Good for Link for being proactive!
    Happy batteries! (Boy, that can have all kinds of meanings…)

     
    • shadowrun300

      July 2, 2013 at 1:15 am

      Yep. This will definitely give him some confidence that he CAN take care of things. Stay tuned for some big changes happening in his life……
      The word ‘batteries’ conjures up such happiness, doesn’t it? 😉

       
  2. territerri

    July 1, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Way to go, Link! That’s a tough lesson to learn – that sometimes you have to fight for what is right. Good for Link for recognizing and acting on it.

     
    • shadowrun300

      July 2, 2013 at 1:18 am

      He’s worse than me as far as not wanting to be involved in confrontation, which explains why I was so impressed with him for getting to the bottom of the situation.
      Baby steps, I know, but at least they are in the right direction!

       
  3. meleah rebeccah

    July 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Hooray! I’m glad things are looking up. And kudos to Link for handling the phone situation so well!

     
    • shadowrun300

      July 2, 2013 at 1:18 am

      Hi Meleah! Hope things are looking up for you as well.. I know you’ve been sick….

       

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