On Monday he starts as a trainer for Essilor, The World's Leader in Opthalmic Lenses. He'll be traveling frequently for his new position, and he just found out he'll be headed to Dallas next Tuesday for a few days.
While I'm certainly happy for him and my mom, there is a downside: He is quickly becoming very self-important. He hasn't been braggy per se, but I can see it in his eyes: That spark of renewed meaning and purpose that can be really annoying to the people around you. Maybe I just got used to the basset-hound expression he's been wearing of late. These things are tough to quantify.
As a positive, he'll be getting a paycheck again. Which means now the mooching can really begin in earnest.
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