Well, I have an appointment to see a lawyer on Tuesday. Yet another tiny step forward.
My wife replied to the e-mail telling her that I had changed the auto-deposit. So far, the exchanges haven't really been negotiations, but in some ways, something's better than nothing.
My brother suggested that I might be able to borrow my Dad's car instead of getting one of my own, which I will have to explore. At least it would allow me to postpone the big step of buying a car.
So, now I have another weekend to get through. The trick is for me to stay positive through so much uninterrupted alone-time with no work distraction. Since I'm on foot, it's hard to do any of the things I still have to do, like find a car and an apartment. I guess I could look at it as time I can spend taking care of myself, for a change. What a concept.