It really did take this long to get back on my feet, although in reality I have been clomping around in my therapeutic sneakers since October. All of those other things, though, they are still under repair – including the bathrooms. The 6 week project is now more like a 6 month project, and we have just recently gotten back the results of the vocational assessment while we wait for other private testing to come back. The rehabilitation, the construction, the October snowstorm, the testing, the college search, the holidays, and the preoccupation with the future have all taken their toll. January is the time to hibernate and ruminate and make sense of it all.