So the the latest in my financial saga is that my lawyer has gotten the Alabama Tax Mafia to agree to hold off on further action so long as I pay them $650 a month; so I should be free of them (well, except for the usual) by the spring of 2011.
Perhaps worrisomely, I dont actually have this agreement in writing. But then, even if I did, contracts with Leviathan arent especially reliable anyway. So Ill plow ahead and hope for the best.
Thanks again, so much, to everyone who helped me back when this tempête de merde first broke in July.