The good news is the big 341 meeting is over with, and other than my electric wheelchair trying to destroy the Trustee's table as I left, things went well (the Trustee was very understanding, there was not much room for my electric wheelchair and it caught the leg of the table as the feet of the wheelchair caught on the carpet as I attempted to back away).
The medium news is that, as expected, I am fairly exhausted today. But I have some important but simple knitting to do. (As a person who worked most of my life, that sentence sounds odd to me, too, but as my business is all about fiber, it is a true statement)
The bad news is fairly bad. Oscar will not be receiving any help from the government for his training and certification from this year's budget. The next fiscal year starts in October, and the people who will be earmarked for help first include former members of the military, and laid-off factory workers. This seems fair, but left Oscar in an awkward spot.
The wonderful news is that with help from family he will proceed and do as much as he can, and in the meantime he will be excused from massive work-search duties otherwise required for his unemployment.
He has set up a grueling schedule for himself with New Horizons.
He has signed up for the Mentored Learning sessions every day they are available, and will be attending his first official class 5 days a week beginning the 27th. He is attending the mentored learning classes this week and next to get a head start.
He plans to power through the A Plus classes (two section, 21 mondules, about 4 modules a day) then take that test, all the time studying on his own for his first Cisco certification.
Then he will line up the next class (still studying on his own for Cisco) and get as much done as quickly as he can.
All the time still helping me package Ebay stuff, and keep the house running smoothly.
I am longing for the day when we move to an accessible home and I will be able to help in the house again.
(photo is picked randomly from my files, of ferns up in Gaylord Michigan)