Claire Wiegand's Story: 2007 - 2008
Claire turned 18 in July and officially became an adult, with her mom, dad, and stepdad as her legal guardians. This was Claire's fourth year at Sheridan High School. She remained happy and healthy. Claire developed a bad habit of pulling books and videos off of shelves, because she has so many electronic books and electronic greeting cards that she assumes that all book-like objects will play music eventually if she can just figure out where to push it. As a result, we purchased a series of glass-door-covered shelves from IKEA, then replaced the knobs on them so that we can lock them by wrapping elastic hair ties around each pair of knobs. She has never tried to get into them, so it's worked well. Unfortunately, she still picked up bills, magazines, and anything else lying around that looks like it might be an electronic greeting card or book.
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