A quick update, with (it is my fervent hope) more enjoyable updates to follow in the days ahead:
1. I have a job! Huzzah.
2. I start Monday! Double-huzzah.
3. I start getting paid before Christmas! Triple-huzzah.
The only thing left is to make it to that paycheck, which is doable.
This going to be another complicated year, since it requires locating the family to Georgia. (Hello Farraday City!) But it beats homelessness and starvation, so I'll take it!
I'd like to thank everyone who helped out during this time. You helped a lot. I wouldn't have made it to this point without you. Looks like I owe you some stories and stuff.