So the door has closed on our summer visit with the kids.
Jeff and the big kids should be getting very near to their final destination in Texas - definitely within an hour from there (4:45pm as I write this). They left at 9:00 this morning - Emeline screaming DAAddy DAAAAAAddy - she didn't want him to leave. It was emotional for all of us.
In the interest of my sanity, I'll copy and paste an excerpt from an email I wrote this morning detailing our progress in search of a new attorney:
RW 1: K12, ssk, k1, turn
RW 2: Sl1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn
RW 3: Sl1, K6, ssk, k1,turn
RW 4: Sl1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn
Oops. That's not it. heh You all recognize the instructions for turning a heel, right? :) Here's the proper quote:
I'm absolutely not being calm and cool about the custody stuff. It's making me crazy. And there's not much more to know except that we're basically starting over at square one - just with less time to do it in now. I need to get over the disappointment in our old attorney and move forward but part of the stress of our current situation is because he handled our trust in him so poorly. Bleh. It's over with him. And the one I wanted to work with isn't taking any new family law cases right now - as I feared. So anyway, I talked to my next choice attorney this morning and we decided we're pretty much out of time for an early appeal to the court. We need to target August 17-18 or the Monday following as our filing date and then there will be a hearing 2 weeks following (approximately) if there isn't a continuance for some reason. And we'll be into September. It sucks for lots of reasons for all of us but it's the way things are and we'll deal with it and keep whatever foothold we have and continue trudging forward and get these kids back here asap. The next step with this attorney is that we need to go MEET HIM in Waco.