We're back in the USA after travelling across Thailand, Laos and Vietnam and trying to adjust to the doleful drudgery of daily life.
Although we now feel thoroughly relaxed and refreshed, as always, it'll be interesting to see how long we can hang on to that holiday afterglow.
We had a fantastic time in Asia and took lots of photos. I can't wait to arrange a trip back, so that we can cover southern Laos, central Vietnam and Cambodia.
Just a couple more weeks until we head to Providence for Christmas. Another year flies by.
On the immigration front, I now have my employment authorisation card (which theoretically relieves me of the ball-and-chain that ties me to a single employer) and an advance parole travel document, the latter of which isn't all that much use in view of the fact that I already hold a work visa.
My fingerprints have been taken, I'm in the FBI computer, and the green card process continues.