Hi, I'm celebrating, and had to tell someone, or I'd just bust...but here it is...I have been in the process of launching my own work-from-home business for the last six months now, actively...and this has been in the planning nearly two years. It all had been coming to a head, we finally got all the hardware and software working with each other and talking to each other, so that we were finally ready to accept business...and so the spending for laying out the foundation of the business took off, and I have now sunk nearly ten thousand dollars of my own personal money into this to get it started on a solid footing. Today proves to be the day the payoff starts happening, I have gotten my first client, and they have already put down a deposit on the job. In case anyone is wondering, it's a transcription company, and I will be transcribing a book from an author in New York State. It isn't exactly where I was looking to start or end up, but, I'll take what I can get for the moment. Ideally, it is supposed to be a medical transcription company, but there are a lot of barriers to entry for new companies in this field, and, to overcome them, we need lots of money. So this ought to be a good start. I'm, thrilled to death to finally have money coming IN the door, instead of all going OUT!!