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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Rocktober Music Fest - 2019 - and Other October Oddities - Running Down A Dream

We got some really good news the other day.  Our youngest daughter graduated from Sonoma State University in 2018.  The first two years we had to take out loans in order to pay for her dorm and tuition.  In the beginning of the third year my husband was declared Permanently and Totally Disabled from his job as a maintenance mechanic and the Department of Education sent us a notice that if he continued to be disabled for three years, our loans would be forgiven.  Each year we have had to submit proof that he was not working and this September was the last time we had to do that.  The letter came saying that the debt was permanently discharged!  What a relief. 

Going to college for some is a dream.  For my Rocktober Music Fest I'm using Tom Petty and Running Down A Dream.  I am so glad that we were able to see him twice before he passed away.  It was a real shock when he died.

This is from October 5, 2014, the last time we saw him.   

Running Down a Dream...

I'm glad our daughter got to run down her dream of getting her Psych Degree.  

I  have really had fun playing along with the #RMF this year.  Thanks again to Mary at JingleJangleJungle for hosting the show.  Hope that she'll do it again next year!

Rocktober MusicFest


  1. Hi, Janet!

    Thanks for sharing the fabulous news about your daughter graduating from college and your loan debt being erased. Congratulations to your daughter on earning her Psych Degree!

    I am still becoming acquainted with you, Janet, and it seems like you have attended many great rock shows. How lucky you were to see Tom Petty twice. In that clip you posted of Petty's concert five years ago, he looks good and sounds great. It was indeed a huge, incalculable loss to music when he died three years later.

    Thanks for the good news and the A-list entertainment, dear friend Janet, and happy Halloween to you!

    1. Hi Shady! We have been to quite a few concerts in the last 10 years or so. I felt I had to make up for lost time since I didn't go to many when I was growing up. Wish I had, the ticket prices were much more reasonable! We are very proud of our daughter, even if she does keep reminding us that she's "the one with the Psych Degree!" Thanks for stopping by. It means a lot.

  2. Well done for making it to the end of the challenge and what a relief about the college debt. Our kids all have loans from going to uni but it's deducted direct from their earning so they don't really miss the money. If they don't earn above a certain amount they don't pay until their earnings cross the threshold again.

    1. That's nice to hear. Our daughter was lucky in that her portion of the loans was not overwhelming and the interest rate is relatively low. She got a good job too which makes the payback not so overwhelming. Happy Halloween!


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