After several months, I'm happy to report that all of the husband's retirement accounts are now up and running. We started 403b contributions in January. We will throw in $18,000 to the 403b this year, about $2,700 in mandatory contributions to the Florida SUSORP, and $18,000 into the 457.
The biggest update is: the husband has gotten his disability rating back. 80%! That's pretty great. There are two ratings in his package we are going to try and raise, but that will not drastically change our situation. This monthly check could be for the rest of his life, or they could try and re-evaluate him at any time. But for now, so far so good. This check helps us out a lot. If he keeps receiving it for the rest of his life, we will have a tax-free income of over $20,000.