I'm so glad it's working out, Octo. You're allowed to bawl! You need to cry now and then with everything you have on your plate.
Of course, Mr. W. just kept hugging me an apologizing for having cancer...
My mom does that, too.
I'm glad it's working out, Octo - and for what it's worth, these days many threads on the fora are bawling threads for me.
At least I only bawled in the car and at home and not in the meeting I was chairing or the other meeting the dean was running or any other rather inconvenient time/place.
But if you do end up bawling in those places, don't feel bad. God knows I did it often enough, in enough inappropriate settings....and people get it.