The eldest is sick of school. Can't say as I blame him. So he is out looking for his first real-life job. I have my fingers crossed.
But I do like the process. While I have been counseling him to think out of the box for the long term, the short term requires obeisance to the peculiar customs of our peculiar economy.
So he is polishing up social skills and getting used to talk to people he has never talked to before. Always a good skill. The practice allowed by a crappy economy also calibrates expectations quite well.
So life is good