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Got a call from the kid on Friday and then again today.

The good news.  SS-26 has finally completed his ASCS and has applied for a university to complete his BSCS.   As it stands it looks like he is on his dad's 11yr undergrad schedule.  Hey, no one said I was the best example of focus in the accademia

He tests for E-6 either April 1 or May 1. I can't remember which. It was quick conversaton and focused on the summary of his life for the past 6wks.

I appologize tog redux.

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tog redux,

I appologize for the ungentlemanly wording I have used in some of our discussions.

That was not fair of me.

I looked at your profile to get some perspective on your blended family situation/history.  There is not much info on your profile. None actually. Only that you have been a member for less than a year.

Please share some of your blended family history so that I and others can gain a better understanding of where you are coming from.

I will make an effort to learn more regarding where you are coming from with your comments.

Sad happenings for our friends.

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I have shared in the past about dear friends of ours that have adopted two boys from sexually abusive homes.  Their first son they adopted when he was 8 and their younger son was adopted at 6yo a year later.

For this past year + their eldest has been in a state school for sexually abused/aggressive juveniles.  He was molesting kid’s on the bus, at school, etc.....

Leopards and changing spots. Old dogs and new tricks.

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My MIL flew in on Saturday.  So far her visit has been great and oh so enlightening.

My MIL who never considered whether or not a financial decision was good or bad is now Mrs. investment and fiscally conscious.

My CPA bride dragged her mother to a financial advisor about 24mos ago.  That was a tear filled event.  My MIL burst into tears when the advisor informed her that there was no way that she was going to retire at 65 and that at the earliest would be 75.  Lots of lamentation on how that was not the plan, the lost homes, the bankruptcies, etc, etc, etc......

I proposed to my DW that we fly my MIL out for a couple of weeks.

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My FIL passed in June 2019.  My MIL was notified in Nov that she was eligiable for early retirment with a severence package.  She is one of 6 in her office that received this notification.  She works for a Gannett paper and they are doing a big reduction apparently.

She applied for the early retirement package and her application was accepted. So... she is between jobs.

I put the bug in my DW's ear day before yesterday that it might be nice for us to bring her here for a break and to spend time with us before her job search efforts pick up too much steam. 

Aching heart day

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Just checked in to the MD Anderson Undiagnosed Breast Clinic.

As a quick back story... in 2014 my wife’s mammogram found two suspicious spots in her left breast.  We got her on a plane to Houston and through the MD Anderson diagnostic process.  She had two biopsies and thankfully they were nothing sinister.

At that time she was put on an annual mammogram schedule for the rest of her life.

Beard envy.

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Watching my kid get a haircut and shave.  I found a nice men’s barber shop/salon not far from our new home.  I had the cut and shave last week and thought he would enjoy it.

So here I am in the throws of full on beard envy.

My beard looks like an albino Chia pet with mange on its best day.  This kid has a beautiful beard.  Perfect coverage, lays down nicely, holds a perfect shaped edge and he looks like a male model.  Like his old man used to back in the day.  Except I could never rock the scruff.

It is great to have him home.