So I suggested to Mark that maybe we should rent in downtown Chicago until I finish school - do the whole downtown thing - get that experience. Once I get a job, we'll be able to afford a much nicer house. That will be a whole extra income added that won't be needed for anything. I don't mean use it all for a house, I need to save as much as possible for retirement, will have a school loan to repay, etc. etc., but that will definitely help. Chicago is an expensive place compared to where we live!
School is going really well - I just have one more test to pass until I'm in the next speed, and I should pass it any day! I keep thinking "today is the day!" It also seems like I'm close to passing the next speed in Q&A and Jury Charge. I still wish my friend wouldn't have quit, but my other friend in school said she was very discouraged when she talked to her. I so get that, I really do, but for me, there is no option, I have to finish, I can't get so discouraged that I quit. What else would I do?
So..just waiting to hear on the relocation package to Chicago, I have no idea what it will be, if it will be anything. I go in spurts where I want to move, then I don't want to move. I would like my little dog to have a yard, although I don't know how much he cares. He's allergic to pollen and has to take medicine all spring and summer. There are lots of parks in Chicago to walk him though - he would love that.