The landscapers chopped my tree back to a size suitable for a suburban yard which is fantastic. One less thing for me to worry about. No word on my short sale house. That is good though because I am paying my property taxes now which means I wouldn't have a lot of extra money to increase my offer if necessary. Tomorrow is payday. Yay. Once I get these taxes paid my balance should finally start to increase...oh, except that the holidays are coming. That means travel and gifts. Well, maybe next year I can save some money.