Social Security has finally accepted that I am a citizen! What this means: starting next week they will be paying me for being disabled! Needless to say, this is an enormous relief, after being without income since Oct. 22, 2009. I'm not going on a wild spending spree or anything, but I was finally able to reimburse the friend who's been buying me groceries for the last year, and I can start seriously looking for a refrigerator (while I was away to Escapade, everything in the refrigerator froze and everything in the freezer melted, and it's been making really alarming noises for quite some time now - dunno why, it can't be more than 40 years old!). And this is the year the roof finally gets replaced! And I can contribute to the Escapade scholarship fund instead of mooching off it! And....anyhow, it is time for general rejoicing!