I went out and found an Eve player that made it his business to setup new corps with high faction standings and sell them to people like me with ISK and no patience. So I got a new corp to setup my high sec POS but a bug prevented me from becoming the CEO when the seller left the corp.
So now I have a corp, but no CEO to control it. What a pisser. I've put a petition in but it could take weeks before they look into it. Sigh.
So I'm back to being on hold. Labs are are full up with rig research, T2 BPCs are used up and on sale, and Kirith is back to mission running. The upside is that I'm free to do other things with him as I see fit.