Tessa and I have signed on a new apartment through May. I've reentered the city limits, and believe I am within reasonable distance to entertain the notion of having friends over. The new place is 6810 Meade St #2, 15208 in the Point Breeze neighborhood. It is a new renovation on an old development, and much smaller than my old place. That's a good thing, although the short ceilings and narrow passages make Tessa and I feel oversized. Pending discovery of a way to move in our big items, this should be home within a week or two. It is a big step. It does satisfy a number of our immediately upcoming needs, however, and so I think unless it crashes horribly this registers as a Good Bad Idea.