I owe a lot of people a whole lot of thanks right now because of this. While I will slowly and surely thank all of you (you know who you are) individually, I just want to throw a massive (and mass) thank you out there. All of your help, generosity, donations, pep talks, and good luck wishes are so incredibly helpful and I am totally blown away by the goodness of all of you, many of you strangers. It's very humbling and it is so wonderful and reassuring to witness the inherent goodwill of people. I noticed when I got online this afternoon that my story about Vladimir had gone (sorta) viral, so a huge thank you to all who have shared my story on facebook, blogs, twitter, etc. It has helped tremendously and I'm well on my way to Vladimir's successor because of all of you extremely generous and incredible people! Thank you!