Well, after waiting over a month, tomorrow I get the little monster removed.
Still positive, still surrounded with peace. Actually looking forward to some time where I don't have work deadlines, etc., to deal with.....
A round of golf on Sunday must have relieved some underlying tension, because I have felt better the last two days than I have in weeks.
Finished all the Christmas decorations, first time my wife has ever let me put them up before Thanksgiving.
I hope some of the other newbies on here will listen to the experienced ones, they share some insightful tips.
Thank you all for sharing, and I'll update you as soon as I am able.
Mike in Birmingham