Tugboat was supposed to testify today. I stayed back with the kids. I don't know about your lawyer, but mine has two nannies for his kids. So, they took The Bird and The Boy yesterday when we both had to be in court. Not wanting to avail myself of their services unless absolutely necessary, I cooled my heels in Manhattan today. (A side query: Why did every elementary school in the tri-state area decide to go to the zoo today? Bastards.)
Anywhoooooo, ALL DAY I waited. Not one word. Finally after I knew regular court was over, I couldn't contain myself any longer and I called Tugboat. He picked up with a hushed voice and said, "There've been some interesting developments. I'll fill you in later." Click.
Long, involved, tense story that is still making my temples hurt, short, there is an offer on the table. A good offer. Not great. Good.
Our lawyer has come up with an element that would greatly improve the offer in terms of future earnings, but isn't a cash-right-now sort of thing. It hasn't been approved yet, but is very interesting.
We're going to mull it over tomorrow while the orthopedic surgeon blows the jurors' minds.