This is an open thread for participants in the Monday Mail articles to share their experiences, and hopefully let us know if they found what they were looking for (or went bankrupt trying). I've sent out emails requesting feedback from everyone who took part between May and August of 2011, so check back over the next few days to see what we can find out (or, check out this post about the subjects from January through April). We'll check on the rest of the 2011 participants in a few months.
Here are links to the articles for each participant:
Note: image "Letter box in a house-wall of San Giorgio in the community Resia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy" by Johann Jaritz, via Wikimedia.