As you may have noticed, we have a new Pope. Per my comment to digex here, I am cautiously optimistic and hoping for good things. As with the now-retired Benedict XVI, I don't think he'll do what the media want or what us reactionaries in the pews want; he will do what God thinks needs doing, and I wish him well.
I am succeeding at cash control. I'm current on my bills, have a sufficiency of groceries, and am going to stick $300 in a savings account today for Detour and other contingencies. In other matters, I haven't been very good with the diet of late, and my BG numbers reflect this; on the other hand, my right leg is very close to being completely healed, while the left leg is no worse. I think I missed my last therapy appointment, but things are going well enough that I don't think I really needed it. Probably going to go back and check in sometime later this month or early next month, work schedule permitting.