Hi Y'all! My stress levels could have jumped off the scale this week. On Tuesday, mediation failed to let me keep my house here in FL, and I was informed that foreclosure would proceed. It wasn't a shock, and it wasn't traumatic, though it was a bit surprising that the bank was only willing to make the situation worse and not better. They're going to lose a lot of money. My stepson Bill (the night before mediation) generously offered for my husband and I to move into his home (with our 3 dogs) in Binghamton NY and live there rent free. Hubby and I decided this would be the opportunity to downsize, so we decided to get rid of more than 1/2 our furniture and to really clean out our possessions. We started immediately, cleaning out some clogged kitchen cabinets and a dining room hutch. We had a wildly successful yard sale yesterday where we unexpectedly sold a bunch of furniture and other stuff. More sales will follow but we're off to a good start. Through it all (after an initial round of tears on Tuesday) I have been pretty calm and organized. I have expressed emotions of fear and overwhelment when they have come up. I have dug deep to see what else may be hiding, but I think I'm OK. However, with all that said, my TMS has been terrible! My back was spasming last night (even though I only did very light work at the yard sale) and I can hardly walk today. I'm trying to accept that it is what it is, but I'm getting tired of this. How good does my attitude have to get before this backs off? I feel like the poster child for stress management!