I expect I'll be at my current gig at least until the end of this calendar year, so I've signed up for the staffing agency's benefits plan - life insurance, medical, optical, and, of course, dental.
I won't be able to continue living at my current place indefinitely - that was only possible because of the income I got from the inherited annuity, which is now at an end. So I'm shopping around for a smaller place, and I'm fine with that - I really don't need a big apartment to be happy, as long as it's a decent place in a nice location. Even thought of getting a studio at the place on Morrison Street where I lived a decade ago. But there's plenty of time to work that out.
There are some pictures of my old place on Morrison (mostly detail shots) taken in early 2007 here -