Big sigh of relief.
I met today with my principal and the "concerned" parent. Turns out that it was nothing like I feared; nothing about this place at all. So, as of tonight, I have pulled the curtains open and thrown the doors wide again.
We are all fine.
T is recovering well from her surgery -- even the drain has finally healed up. She is gaining strength, and starting to show signs of the little bitty thing she's likely to get to be by the end of this year.
Medication and supplement changes that we've made for Tom seem to have helped to stabilize and improve His mood again, and He seems willing to begin to consider what might be good for the next passage in His life.
My school year has started well, crazy parent type notwithstanding, and except for the BRUTAL heat, I am really enjoying my kids and classes. I have a couple of youngsters that are clearly going to turn into my special projects for the year. All the rest of them -- they are just going to be a daily pleasure and delight. At least that is what I hope at this point. My youngest, least capable math students; those that really do not "speak" math fluently, seem, in spite of that reality, to be curious, willing, and brave. I can work with that!
I have made a couple of interesting personal discoveries in the last few weeks, and I am working to understand and incorporate what I've learned. I want to discuss that here, too -- just not like this; not tacked onto the end of this "Hi, remember me?" post.
So, another day. For now, I am just glad to be back in the land of the visible and living again.