Not sure if I went into this in a previous post, but C’s financial aid for this semester didn’t come through due to a bullshit reason involving academic bureaucracy. Money has been super tight around here for the last month. She paid tuition and books out of pocket and picked up an extra shift at work. That put her working 40 hours a week (4 days) and in class the other three days (11 hours). Suffice to say, we don’t see each other except for maybe 3 solid hours per week (not including when she sleeps next to me and snores).
But oh frabjous day! She found out tonight that her financial aid has come through! For now, she’s keeping the extra shift at work just to build a cushion. But if she has to schedule herself for one shift less around tests or whatever, she won’t have to take a vacation day and the drop in money won’t kill her. And this means there shouldn’t be any problems with financial aid over the summer, so she’ll be staying in school straight through.
This is all great because now she can get her prerequisites out of the way sooner and get into a PharmD program. Which, in itself, is a 4-year commitment. But the payoff will be great.
Speaking of the PharmD, who knows where we’ll end up for that? If she wants to do it at UT, that’s fine with me. But I’m still open to her going to Xavier and moving us back to New Orleans for a while. After that, who knows where we might land? I vote Oregon. Not that I’ve even visited, but it sounds nice.
Now if we can just find me a job come June, life will be going really well. I don’t care if it’s going back to clerical, I’m just gonna need a paycheck.