I'd like to apologize to my readers and especially to everyone whose comments and questions I have not responded to. I try to respond to all questions, but I've reached a point where doing so would take me hours each day.
I have not been around because I am in the process of buying a home. Normally, this wouldn't be that big of a deal, but I'm purchasing the property from Fannie Mae and the selling agent is completely incompetent. If I have an incompetent buyer's agent, I can do his/her job for them. I can't do that for the selling agent. I have to just grit my teeth and suffer through the stupid.
It's been nightmarish, but with any luck it will be over soon and things will go back to normal. Until then, my free time is wrapped up in this sticky, garish, house-buying mess. Hang in there, guys and gals. I will do the same.