WE made it! We passed both parts of the Rite and have been allowed to see Nurse l33t Joy! She has a full month of visitors before she can see us however, but after about 2 1/2 years… a month is a piece of cake (and this is not a lie).
For the first challenge, we weighed in with a score of 28! Pretty impressive for 2 months of eating cardboard.
For the second , we chose option #2, to the tune of $26xxx…. OUCH! The amount is large for those tokens, but it stacks the odds in our favor quite a bit better with less out of pocket if we need multiple plays (due to cramps in the trigger finger, etc).
Getting that kind of cash, money is not easy either. You can’t just go to the Bank of Liberty and say “Yo! I need twenty G’s!” without having some sort of collateral to offer up in exchange (in case you skip town and miss a payment).
Actually I guess you can to a point, they just gave up a 20% interest on the money, b*stards. But we took the offer, it was all we could get really.