So...there's over 140 replies on the last thread. I think that it's time for another, huh? Today we learned that he's scheduled to be at Job Corps in Chicago on May 26. Having expected 4 to 5 weeks, suddenly having less than two was a bit of a shock. I called him tonight when he got off work and asked him what he thought. He already knew, apparently he'd gotten another call before the woman who called me. His first remark was expected, "I don't see how I can get 40 hours of community service done in 11 days!" So I told him that I'd asked the Job Corps woman and she'd said he could do it there and they'd certify his regular campus duty as community service, but to increase his chances for the judge to approve it, he better do as much as he could before next Wednesday when I can talk to the judge. He plans to meet the property manager tomorrow at church. He hasn't been able to get started yet. His first day was supposed to be yesterday and he worked extra and wasn't feeling well (he said). Today he couldn't meet up until noon because the property manage volunteers at the hospital until then...but he worked 1 to 8:30. I asked him if he's excited or freaked out about it coming so quickly. He said a little of both. That's not surprising. I would be too. He thought he'd have more than twice the time to get ready. So...will he back out? That's the question of the day. Time will tell. For now I guess we'll act as though it's a done deal and try to get his apartment cleaned, see how much community service he gets done, and get myself ready for surgery...he leaves 4 days after. I wonder if I'll feel well enough to drive an hour and a half to the airport.