I really need to vent. My dd's gym is having some major problems right now. Her gym is very small - really great coaches but the owner is an idiot who has absolutely no business sense whatsoever. Anyway - there are serious rumors floating around that the gym is going to have to close - the owner is behind on taxes, etc. It is at the point that the girls aren't leaving anything in their lockers anymore in case we show up and the doors are shut one day. Since this is going on several girls have defected to one of the other 2 gyms in the area. Both are large gyms with well established team programs. One of them we were at and did not like it there - very impersonal. The other is a much more intense program - they have quite a few elite gymnasts. My dd's best friend from the gym left a few weeks ago (to the more intense gym) and now last night we found out another good friend is planning on leaving. This will leave just her and one other girl her level. There are still a decent amount of compulsories - but pretty much all the optionals have left. My dd does not want to leave - she absolutely loves her coaches and is a very loyal person. I am completely freaking out about this whole thing though. Everything was going so well - she was happy - had a great group of friends at the gym. Why can't life just stay easy for once - I really just feel like screaming !! Anyone else ever been through something like this or have any suggestions. Thanks for letting me vent.