End of year wrap-up

So, it’s the end of 2004, and once again my life has changed in major ways. In less than a year I’ve: sold my flat in the UK, learned to drive, packed up my worldly possessions and put them in storage, bought a car, gone on a road trip half way across America, moved to Texas, and made an offer on a house. The house thing is still stalled, however. Right now the critical path bottleneck is that the people buying the house next door feel that they need to get the property lines re-drawn.