This turning 18 thing is complicated.
First we had to do the social security stuff which was an adventure. then we had to get the consesrvatorship which was a long drawn out adventure. Two weeks ago Maggie received a jury summons, which we took care of. And yesterday a new wrinkle. Maggie received a call from a military recruiter.
The phone call went as follows:
Male voice: I would like to speak to Mary Donald, please.
me:(pause): who's calling?
Male Voice: this is Joe Blow I am the military recruiter assigned to Mission High school
me (pause) First of all it's Mary MCDonald, but Listen, Sir. She's not going to...
Male Voice: (very polite but firm) Ma'am, she is over 18 isn't that right? Can I speak to her, please
Me: (no pause) No you really cannot talk to her, but it's not what you think. She won't be able to talk to you. She's non verbal and a quadriplegic.
Male Voice: I apologize ma'am, we will take her name off the list. (faint sound of the delete button in the background)
I told Steve and he noted the military provides free medical care. Tempting, but NO.
In all honesty having Maggie as a secret weapon in our military would be unfair to our enemies. .