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"It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential." Dr Hans Asperger 1906-1980

Tuesday, 16 October 2012


This week has been incredibly busy for all of us here.  There's the new home purchase going on, plus lawyer's and broker's meetings and ongoing renovations on our old house as we now prep if for tenants.  So for the past couple weeks, Jacob's behaviour/performance in school hasn't been the greatest, simply because of all the overwhelming circumstances.  

Then today, Jacob had the best school day he's ever had.  Really?  I was almost in disbelief when Jacob's EAs told me about it.  Jacob did all of his school work, he passed 2 tests (math and spelling) and he has no homework at all tonight.  It's nice when Jacob has days like this, because it makes us feel like all the hard work is paying off.

Hopefully his improved behaviour continues.  It's so hard to give the necessary 100% when there's all these other things going on.  Tomorrow we have a home appraisal scheduled, we still have to meet with our mortgage specialist and the official move in day is November 15th.  Which is exactly one month away.  But, we still have to focus on Jacob's schooling because even though today was the best day ever, we know that life with Asperger's is just like a roller coaster.  For every up there's always a down.


  1. Home buyers and sellers who expect an appraisal to sail through to closing without a hitch may be surprised to discover that Home Appraisal today can be problematic. The reasons for the change are complex, but there's no question that mortgage lenders have started to demand more reviews and do-overs

  2. You're right John, buying our new home was much different compared to our old one.