DD#1 spent a year away at Calvary Chapel Bible College, beginning with a semester in Murrieta Hot Springs, California and ending with a semester in York, England. After four hard years of college, this was a fun, refreshing experience for her.
DD#2 began teaching severe special needs children at a public school only a couple miles from her home. It was a bit of a learning curve, but she absolutely fell in love with the kids. Our new SIL worked full-time at Ace Hardware and then took a job at the same school where DD#2 worked.