I went back to Glendale for lunch on Thursday (boss wanted to take us out, but Jon was on vacation last Friday)... they'd already planned on having a consulting contract ready so I could work on bits and pieces in my spare time. Since I have spare time, I'm auth'd to burn up to 30 hours a week for the foreseeable future, which will more than keep the bills paid. Plus all I'll be doing is behind-the-scenes stuff, so I'll be working from home (out of convenience, and to keep from invoking someone in particular's wrath ("DID HE QUIT OR WHAT?")) and therefore completely insulated from the soup. And J & M are working on getting me my next Real Job... I think maybe the timing for that is finally right.