So it looks like what I'd previously thought was a plan is not a plan at all. Sigh. I'd thought I had about a month before surgery but that's not the case. It looks like my surgery is at the beginning of November, not the middle of December as I had planned. So that's going to throw some wrinkles in things and require me to re-work as much as I can.
Being flexible is key. I'm sure this plan will change as well, but like someone said: "No Plan Survives First Contact With the Enemy".
More as I know it.