The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

So it’s been just over a month of self imposed writing exile.  The issues with our son’s adult programs remain unresolved as do the issues of his funding.  I assume we’re on a waiting list but I don’t know for sure because the govt. in their infinite wisdom don’t tell you when your on a waiting list for services or funding.  We’re trying our own approach for now and we’ll make further adjustments in the fall.

As we’re also closing in on September, I expect Telefilm to announce they’re out of cash soon, so maybe we’ll find out where we stand with Whiskey 42.  It’d be nice to go out on a positive film note at the end of this year as opposed to shellacking I’ve taken instead.  It has been nice to pull back and collect myself for a bit.  I’ve got some specs I’d like to continue with and at least the one scene is running round in my head.

There’s just one day four day bike trip coming up to Dayton Ohio to see the USAF National Museum at Wright Patterson AFB.  That’ll be two weeks after the Lancaster flight, so my aviation dance card is full.  Though the Great War Fly in in Brampton happens in a couple of weeks on September 11th.  There’s always a great turn out of old planes, cars and bikes and I look forward to it every year.

2 thoughts on “An update

  1. We are so sorry to hear that you and your family are still struggling, not only with your own writing and potential financing, but also with your son’s adult programs. It is so sad to read that the Canadian government does not support families with handicapped kids once they become adults. Although I still admire the so-called “socialist medical system” that Canada enjoys, there appear to be so many holes as well. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you!


    1. Steve Abbott says:

      Don’t feel sorry, it’s just the fact of life when you have a special needs child in any country. This is a transitional period and we’ve found they take around two years of constant effort to resolve the problems encountered. The issue here of course is not a medical one as Colin for all of his other issues is as healthy as a horse. The issue here has more to do with the current welfare system as that’s where the needs of the handicapped have been downloaded to. This actually does make sense as it streamlines the process but what doesn’t help is the fact hat each program is administered provincially (and municipally), not federally. So once your in a certain municipal region, you’re stuck there or you have to reapply for new funding and programs in the new place you move to. So in a free and democratic society, I’m not able to move freely within my own country. It’ll get figured out. In time.


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