First of all, Grannie was very pleased and grateful for all the birthday wishes yesterday. She feels like a rock star now.
SWMBO and I have been plotzing for a while about college tuition for #3 Son. With all the scholarships and grants and stuff he's been offered, there's still this rather large nut that needs to be covered and we've been wondering just how this was all going to work.
All things come to he who waits.
There is suddenly a solution on the horizon. A solution that will pay the the largest majority of the whole bill. It will pay him a monthly stipend and pay for his books. In a way, it goes against what I have wanted for my sons, but in a larger way, it will give him what he wants without a large financial anchor tied around his neck.
He's wants to - and is going to - join the Air Force ROTC. North Central College has an ROTC program - and he wants in.
Apparently, the Air Force is very interested in Japanese translators. And #3 is going to major in Japanese. The Air Force will more than likely station him in Japan while he serves his 4 year obligation after graduation. And pay him to be there. As an officer in the Air Force. I can think of worse duty. At least there shouldn't be anybody shooting at him - nor should he need to shoot anyone else.
That's fine with me.
But it's really all up to him. And it's what he wants to do.
So, that's one problem that looks as though it has fallen to resolution. Feels good to knock one off the list.