Just a quick note since I am supposed to be working - my son just called to tell me that he got the fat envelope from UChicago, his first choice! Nothing as dramatic to report as Berurah's son's painting extravaganva, but very very happy. His admission goes to show just how important the essay is - SAT's good, grades not so - so he did write himself in. I am sending his GC flowers - she has very few kids go out of state, but I know she tried her darnedst for him.
We still have to wait for the finaid information, but this is the one school where we will pull on all resources available.