As if moving interstate wasn't stressful enough, going through the whole experience of a possibly-delayed settlement had me feeling sick, not knowing what was going to happen, and being out of phone range certainly didn't help.
Looking back, I'm still amazed at the whole adventure. I sold my house, bought a new one, took long service leave from my job and trusted in fate that I'd be able to get a transfer. As it turned out, I had a new position within a few weeks of moving but it could have ended very differently. I don't know that I could take such a gamble now, even though the universe has always been very kind to me.