Well my smoker worked fine. Patio is great for it. It's very nice to sit and watch the water as the jerky cures. One thing I wanted was relative peace in a place to live and this complex seems to have it.
And I've started to look into a new Truck. My current one has lasted a good 6-7 and asside from a dust plate on a brake system rusting and a tire with a weird leak, it's strong.
Insert, emphatic knock on wood here.
However, it's gotten to where it's not worth it if there's a major repair.
So that's that. I'll keep my truck going and look around.
An update on my couch. It's very nice to have a couch long enough to sleep on without having to curl up. Very important.