My brother emailed to cheer me up about the whole house thing. His entire thing encouraged me and made me laugh outloud. It was exactly the type of thing I wanted to hear. He will kick my ass if he finds out I put part of his letter on the 'net, but it's too perfect not to.
Only advice is be thrifty in the areas its hard to be. And don't gamble hardly at all in vegas. Except nickel slots with huge payoffs, cause some asshole wins those right? And you look like an asshole if I ever saw one.