Well...my BFF and her wife sent me detailed still photos and a video of the apartment I applied for this AM. It's gorgeous. This afternoon, the management company called to tell me that the various credit and background checks had passed inspection and I was approved to rent that apartment. I agreed to rent the place pending walk-through on 7/15. That gives them 2 weeks (the tenant will be out on 7/1 and he is not leaving voluntarily) to recarpet, repaint, and otherwise clean up and fix up the apartment to make it ready for a new tenant. I will pick up the keys on that date if the apartment passes in person inspection and begin ordering furniture, taking delivery, having my household goods delivered, purchasing various and sundry items for the place, etc., and in general running around like a lunatic until August 1 when I will be fully moved in. I will be paying pro-rated rent for half of July, along with security deposit, pet deposit, pet rent, etc. I then go onto a regular 1st of the month rent cycle beginning August 1st. You would think I'd be looking forward to all the shopping I'll be doing. All I can think of is how much this is going to cost me and how long it's going to take me to pay it off. I do not intend on financing any of this. I have open lines of credit on a couple of no interest for 18 mos and then low interest credit cards and will use those as needed (no, I do not plan on going crazy), as opposed to cashing in a couple of CDs, or getting into the small amount of liquid savings I keep on hand for emergencies that require cash. Plus, for some reason, I absolute HATE shopping, except as relating to hobbies like cooking and knitting. Anything where I have to deal with salespeople? Especially commissioned salespeople? Oy! *Shudder* Other than that, I'm pretty well set. I'm still culling through crud figuring out what to keep and what to get rid off. I'm OK for e-cig supplies of various sorts for about 2 mos so don't have to hassle with that. Saw my doctor here for the last time today. See my psychiatrist for the last time on 6/4 and that one has me nervous as I have been taking 2 RXs that are benzos for 7 years. Those can't be written for more than 3 mos at a time and it is looking like it may take me six mos or more to find a psychiatrist that takes my insurance. My internist today, after warning me that benzo withdrawal can be lethal, said she'll write for them a month at a time if I am delayed in finding a psychiatrist. I'd like to get off the blasted benzos, which should never have been prescribed for long term use int he first place, but I'm sure as heck not doing it without medical supervision. Got the other RXs that my internist writes for covered for 4-6 mos. I have a solid recommendation for an internist in Milwaukee. (My apartment is 2 blocks from Milwaukee, LOL!) so it's a matter of waiting to get in. So, things are moving right along.