If it seems that I've been missing again - I've been spending my time worrying and trying to help Logan get settled in a new place.
As you may remember - Logan moved to Hamilton Ontario this week. He left Wed. morning and arrived there Thurs night. Wed went really well, thurs - not so much. I had a text from him at 3:30 pm - he was lost. Thank goodness for Google Maps!! After texting back and forth for 3.5 hours - we got him to Hamilton and the John Deere dealership that he will be working at. There he met his new boss, who took him out for supper and to the apartment that we rented for him.Unfortunately there was no one at the apartment and it was locked. After some more mad texting and emailing the owner finally called Logan, after Logan was already at his boss's in-laws and staying there for the night. What a wonderful family!!
Friday morning Logan spent at the dealership, getting all his tools out of his truck. He went to the apartment after lunch only to find out it was horribly filthy. It's in the basement of a house that has been converted into a Vet Clinic. Logan found out later from someone at work, that the clinic let the dogs run down there even when people where living in it! I emailed the owner to complain and he finally met Logan at the apartment later that evening. Logan wasn't happy about the state of the place, the owner tried to plead innocent. The owner actually got really angry and physically assaulted Logan, then told Logan to remove all his belongings and locked him out.
Logan called home, quite upset! No doubt!! So for the last couple of nights he has been staying with the bosses family, while looking for another place to live. Luckily the owner of the apartment gave Logan a cheque for the first/last months rent that we had wired to him. I don't think he wanted to be charged with assaulting a minor. Smart man (I guess).
When your children leave home - you hope that everything will be roses, and they will have smooth sailing. Guess that doesn't always happen. We are so thankful for the family that has taken him in and is helping him through his first really rough days in a new province and town. Will definitely be sending them a gift! We spoke on the phone with Logan Sat. morning. He sounded good and quite happy to be starting work on Monday. With all the crap he went through the last few days - I'm glad his spirits are still up.
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