The day started with plenty of stuff to rant about. Now, at the end of the day, it doesn't matter at all.
Things took a positive turn when the mail came in around 3:30 in the afternoon. The Social Security judge ruled in my wife's favor. She's going to get her disability pension after all. That certainly takes the pressure off. We've yet to hear when and exactly how much money is coming in, but it'll be enough. Our needs are simple.
Then we went down to my daughter's place. Enjoyed a light dinner with my daughter, her husband and my granddaughter. After dinner, we opened a bottle of wine and retired to the brand new enormous hot tub. Any left over tension just bubbled away.
Just a bit of advice. If your child wants to go to massage therapy school instead of a regular college, just go with it. If this child also wants to study hydrotherapy, by all means encourage this field of study. Anything that allows a gigantic hot tub as a partial tax deduction is a good thing.
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