This was in my inbox this morning:
Barack Obama (Washington, DC) has confirmed you as his fourth cousin once removed on We're Related.
Follow this link to see how you are related:
We're Related Team
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Maybe I can use my newfound relation status to score my friends some tickets to the Easter Egg Roll. I'll get to work.
In other news, everyone is already laughing about the garage door, including the poor under-aged driver. When I told his siblings, as I expected, they did not merely smile or chuckle, they guffawed, open-mouthed, in utter delight that their little brother now has such a cool story to tell. The new door will be installed within days, and all is well. Thanks to everyone for your kind comments. They really helped me get my perspective.