In the deep end...

Well, it has been far too long since I wrote anything, and not without good reason. I have been absolutely in over my head for the last month or so. I've had stressful nights, spent days on the phone, paced, worried, and on and on. No, I'm not proposing. I bought a house.

I am now a land owner. Of the three inalienable human rights, I have exercised the last in the most American fashion of buying a home. And now, the bank owns me . . . for the next 30 years.