I now have a one-bedroom apartment in NW SATX, a roomie from Iraq (who has a job and studies), a 2002 Mazda sedan, and $1500 in my bank account. The apartment complex is a bit run down and the neighbours aren't the best folks the city can offer, but it's a start. What I like about it is that it's somewhat diverse, and management seem to be serious about any would-be troublemakers. Still waiting to retake my TOEFL test later this month so I can start applying for dental schools again (my best shot is Penn Uni.). My family have been trying to track me down but I'm not budging on my position. Still need to get my furniture and books from them but I'll figure it out. Also need to go to University Hospital to negotiate a way out of my hospital bill or get better terms for my Carelink payment plan. Things could have been better but at least I still have my job, and for the first time in two years I'm breathing freedom again.