So I am letting go of the wheel being in the wrong place.
I can fix that for ya' a little later on, it can wait till whenever you can swing the additional coinage.
Until then, you will be flying, and flying an airplane that has incredible utility. Like many of us here, I have seen first hand what a straight tail 182 can do in skilled hands. You won't be giving up very much while you're waiting to have the nosewheel-ectomy.
If you have all the commercial training (one of them fancy epaulet shirt and tie kind of pilots), you can surely find some kind of professional or semi-professional use for the 182 - to either generate a little self-funding for the plane or at least write off some of your taxes. Give some instruction, tow a few banners or gliders, figure out a way to deliver hot chocolate to remote cabins, whatever. (Just stay away from the midnight artificial sweetener cargo runs)
Ask your accountant how many years you can write off the airplane expense before your Discount Mile High Club Air Taxi service has to show a profit, you might be surprised.
Good luck with it. Come by Whiteman KWHP sometime and say hi.