Thank you to everyone that listened to me complain, helped me with ideas, tolerated my hopelessness, and just for being there.
Here is the short of it: Last Friday morning, I quit my job. Last Friday afternoon, I got a new job. Officially, I was unemployed for 5 hours. It was a crazy day, filled with interviews and phone calls, and it really turned out much better than expected. So now, no more scary hotels, no more Monday morning 3 hour drives, I am gainfully employed by a Toledo company...and I am happy to be home.
So, again, thank you to all of you (you know who you are) for your support. It really means the world to me.