El convo with dad was not as bad as expected. thing that was wrong has now been fixed (not all of it, but the error that caused the problem in the first place) so at least that's good.
I also received a bit of other real and acctual good news, so hurrah!
and I requested information from a university that I've been looking in to, called Naropa
their interdisiplinary studies program sounds pretty much perfect....as does their Jack Kerouac school of Disembodied Poetics.
so. I think I have found my school. I just hope they will take me. I'm hoping that I can get at least half of my credits to transfer to the school, which would really save on time lost, money etc. It's not cheap, but I really think it's worth it, so crossing fingers that's where I'll be a year from now.