So. Sorry for disappearing for a while. Things have been... in flux. Firstly, thank you very much for all of your help and advice, it has been invaluable. Also, the groupthink emergency fund was an amazing help. Thank you again so much for everything. Right now, Boy Heathen and I are separated.(not romantically, just physically) His semi- estranged father sent him a plane ticket to Washington state and I am currently living in my parents attic while I look for work and care for our pets. Hopefully, between the two of us and between the two coasts we will be able to save enough money for me to drive across the USA to reunite with him and begin new lives on the west coast. I love my parents and cannot begin to thank them enough for being able to help,but my god they are driving me nutters. I think it’s mostly just the embarrassment of having such a giant set back. Ah well. Onward and upward!

Mostly, just wanted to thank everyone. Also, if the GT emergency fund caretakers could link the fund donate place, my first order of business after getting hired is paying it back/forward. I want to help save someone else’s bacon :D