My personal life, hanging in the balance (between the uncertain and the unknown) these past few weeks, is about to get very complicated, indeed. But today we finally reached a point where there’s been some actual, concrete decision-making going on, which has helped enormously. Plus, it was the sort of happy occasion that makes the rest of it necessary, and worthwhile. It has helped so much, in fact, that I ran immediately to the supermarket for paper towels and, while I was there, impulsively bought a bottle of prosecco and a box of frozen perogies. And then didn’t open either of them. High times, indeed!

All shall be made clear by (hopefully) Friday. In the meantime, it involves only robust health, a large amount of money, a medium-sized road trip, and a flurry of paperwork.