That IS good news Columbia! Thanks for bumping this topic. My good news is that life just keeps getting better and better. I continue to be thrilled with my new house... I now have a piano and my mom sent me my childhood music from all my piano lessons. I'm buying a wood stove this weekend and hope to have it all installed and inspected to enjoy by Thanksgiving. I've been healthy. I've gotten a second wind at work after feeling a little burned out last year. This year I'm really enjoying my students... even my two large classes of 5th graders. Teaching them is like teaching a classroom of cats - they're never all looking the same direction at the same time. My friends have all been supportive of my house search and all think I've found the most charming and delightful cottage. I am filled with love and wonder every time I sit by my back picture window looking out at the woods with the meadow and mountain behind and birds flitting to my feeder. I've read two REALLY good books on my Kindle recently (recommend Room to anyone who will listen). And I come to the FORT daily to commune with friends and stimulate my brain.