The Plaidman & I discussed his sudden & unilateral decision to retire. So, he now understands the stress I've been dealing with for the past quarter year, and he did offer some explanation and an apology. Amazingly,I feel better, even though nothing has actually changed.
Plaidman & Disco went to a job fair earlier in the week, and it's possible she'll get hired for (drumroll, please) Web design!! Which is what she studied at the community college, and actually has a degree for, so WOOOT! And clap if you believe in fairies.