Remember Jordan, periods of euphoria must be followed by a comedown.
That new job that made you so happy can make you a bit depressed when you find out its not what you expected.
That new girlfriend you have built up in your mind you will eventually take for granted or perhaps discover is not what you expected.
The slow deterioration of your car and the deterioration of your grandfathers health are facts of life and time.
Such is the nature of humans, never able to find permanent happiness. It is a biological necessity produced by evolution to avoid personal stagnation. I would guess that your current depression is somewhat of a low point on the series of ups and downs in life, caused by the high point you had last month. Maybe your genetics are telling you that you need change, to get out of your rut, but unfortunately you are stalled in essex county, awaiting your term of education incubation to pass.
Personally, I think you are doing the right thing right now, progressing your life as you must. Lets face it, with your consumption habits, saving enough money to attend school would be difficult. consider how difficult it is to score a decent paying job.
Unfortunately you are sacrificing some prime years of your life right now stalled in windsor, but at least once you are done with it you will have a reason for an employer to pay you $20 an hour.
Personally I think our strong friendship is based on our mutual respect, and our apparent inability to ever offend each other. However, there are ways to break even the strongest of friendships. Mainly, fighting over a woman, fighting over borrowed money, and space/time distance.
Oh and hey, if you are stuck without a job in windsor while waiting for your studies to begin again, dont forget to apply to jobs in toronto and ottawa.
You are cunning and well spoken, and intelligent enough to analyze things. you have the potential to easily land better jobs than me, due to my inferior personal skills. You will learn the rules of the game, rules that I am only slowly awakening to with my experiences in the job market.
And you will have a bright future of independence, leisure, companionship, and hot bitches.
Its not far from your grasp now...