Here's what you've missed:
-I did it! I left all that I've ever known and am staying temporarily in St. Paul, MN.
-Before arriving to St. Paul I semi-aimlessly wandered around Canada - with stops in Niagara, Toronto, 1000 Islands, Adirondacks NY, Montreal, Ottawa and Grand Marais MI. The entire trip was fantastic, quite relaxing and precisely what I needed. The final driving count ended up at over 2,400 miles!
-In the beginning of August, I had decided that I wished to visit the Caribbean since I've never been - and I felt as though I deserved a vacation. I purchased tickets from Minneapolis/St. Paul International to Luis Muñoz Marín International in San Juan, Puerto Rico for September 20-25th.