Thursday, January 4, 2007

It is done.

Well, we made it. We spoke with Sarah's mom, and again with her grandmother. They fit in well with the reaction of the other family members -- sounds so wonderful, but please don't die in Africa. That was pretty much the reoccurring theme in the family responses, which was to be expected. It lets us know that they love us. I'm really happy that it all went well. We didn't have any negative reactions.

I went ahead and registered for my first two classes -- an internet marketing course (which I plan to view through the lens of a nonprofit looking to fund raise), and a managerial accounting course. I am fortunate enough to be able to take both of these classes online, which will allow me to keep my job for the next six months, and will keep me from having to move.

My first book was $100, used. A cold, harsh, slap in the face that serves nicely as a welcome back to academic life. Sure is a great way to remove the nostalgia that comes from being out of school for a few years. Luckily, I was also selling back a lot of Sarah's law books at the same time which helped ease the pain.

I'm really happy to have this little chore (of informing the families) over with...too many flashbacks of the Tour de Parents that occurred in Christmas, 2000 when we had to tell them all --one at a time-- that we were getting married. I have to say, this Tour was a lot more fun, and didn't carry the stress to the same degree that '00 did.

1 comment:

Michael-From-The-Future said...

Hi Rick,
I found your blog by random and wanted to say good luck on your travels to Africa!

I think it's great that you've decided to do this now at this point in your life - take the opportunity now - it may not arise again ; )

Michael !