Hi, Michael Honeycut--
You seem to have a serious case of pent-up demand. Can you really
absorb all the info you're asking for? ;>) This is in no way a
criticism. You seem like someone who would really benefit if you
could go to something like Alan Revere's jewelry intensive, lasting
6 weeks, I think (I've heard it called "jewelry boot camp") or
something like that. Getting stuffed full of like that
would probably be very calming for you. I haven't done this myself,
but I met a woman who had found a place near there that rents
"housekeeping" units pretty reasonably by the week or month, and
plunged in. Sounds great, doesn't it? There must be other places
that do similear things, maybe some in less expensive surroundings.
Anyway, sounds like you're "going to town"! Have fun!