We thought that the balance in our checking account was higher than we expected. We don't do online banking so I had to stop at the credit union today to check. Yes, there was a sizable deposit from Social Security a few days ago! Amazing. It took two weeks from my online application to have the funds deposited.
Now I am thinking about what I am going to do with my windfall. I would like to give it all away!
Today's mail also brought a notice that my pension application did not appear to have any problems. We will see how that all turns out as well.
I wrote our children and their significant others about my plans for November's travel and visits. Susan wrote right back and asked if I could adjust my plans slightly and help her with the kids when Jeff will be gone and she has a chemistry lab to supervise until 11 pm. I am delighted to do so! That is a benefit of retiring and another affirmation of my decision.
Tomorrow I might have five new students in class. I picked up their files and made calls today. That is always a challenge, incorporating the new ones with the established students. Only one of the new students has a score above 6th grade level and she has only one such score--an 8th grade score in reading. We won't meet the December deadline to get them GEDs. However, four of my present students have a shot at it.