Wishing everyone a very happy and successful New Year!
Just a quick update --my furniture arrived yesterday and I'm already moaning about why oh why I have so much stuff. Making big huge plans to get rid of tons of this stuff I paid to schlep over here --almost two months of just living out of a suitcase (ok, two suitcases) has taught me a serious appreciation for minimalism.
I'm sitting on a bench on the street outside of The Coffee Bean which is, alas, closed. Could have used some coffee about now (!) but at least I get the Internet connection :)