So there is a TON of good news on the LA front! I know it's been awhile!
First and foremost, is how awesome my parents are being about the whole thing! They have every intention, it would seem, of buying me plane tickets and helping funding my trip. Just the other day the found a great price on tickets and asked me about dates. Of course, I didn't really have an answer for them since I am still adjusting my schedule.
The other good news is that Aunt Jujie says that E & A would likely respond favorable to me staying with them if I were to offer to babysit Harps.