The Cousin Saga: Part VII

Well, I am happy. My cousin is in Arkansas with her friend, and she’s planning to stay there for a month and a half, then come back and go with her boyfriend (who lives here) to Nevada to meet his mom, then possibly go back to Arkansas to work some more. So. This is good news. We don’t have to be worried now while we are on vacation, and we have a nice break this week and after the trip before she comes back. Then it sounds like she’ll just be stopping briefly in St Paul, and if she needs to stay with us for a few days, that is fine.

I want her to schedule a Job Corps interview between the time she returns from AR and heads to NV; she got the application so all she needs to do is fill it out then meet with an admissions counselor, then it takes 2-12 weeks to process her application and give her a start date. If she did the interview before going to NV and back to AR if she goes, then the application can be processed while she’s doing that and then she can hopefully start Job Corps and live on their campus after that. I wish she’d have gone to the orientation earlier so she could have had her interview before going to AR this time, but I was trying to get her to take responsibility for getting the application, which didn’t work out. It finally took me contacting them to find out she had to do the orientation first, and this was right before her planned departure to AR. I’m glad she’s in AR working right now, but I think Job Corps would still be a better option for her in the long run than working at a chicken farm for $8/hour. But she has to live on campus; she can’t stay with us long-term/indefinitely again.


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