...the other side of the country, that is. While most of you were out celebrating, I spent the night packing the Hippo.
It just occurred to me that many readers will find the previous sentence obscene. "The Hippo" is the nickname for our minivan.
A cross-country trip like this is scary, especially after one has read tales of 100-car pile-ups in North Dakota. But one must embrace adventure. An infinitude of thanks to readers who made this adventure possible. Thanks for everything.