New lessons are learned every day. Each one makes me more cynical. Lesson #7,734: Don’t prepay for anything. You think you’re doing the right thing, but in reality if it’s goods, they will arrive when they feel like; and if it’s services it will turn into the worst service possible. Money is like the carrot on a stick. Don’t give money to the donkey ass or he’ll forget why he got it in the first place.