Inertia (mine and the employers) and luck have combined to keep me in place, plus the practical necessity, given that since 2009 we have gradually devolved into a one-income household, of sending the checks each month to the lienholder and to the good folks who arrange for electricity, natural gas, water, refuse and digital signals* variously to arrive at and/or leave the premises.


*Television not included among these. Of TV service I may say, paraphrasing a hoary (heh-heh) boast, "I've never paid for it in my life."