I fully understand the part time school thing. When my wife and I got out of the service we moved back to arkansas and our oldest 2 boys were born. I went to work driving a truck for sysco foods and went to school part-time. I was 33 when I finished my B.S. and 36 when I finished my MS degree. I actually have 3 sons now, 15, 14, and 6 years old.
Good luck I will forward this information to my father, and look forward to further coorespondence.