A hard year
That's my summing up of 2005. A hard year, the most difficult since the first Peace Corps year. I won't recount the difficulties, either of that year or the past one, except to say that I worked my ass off, and accomplished most of what I set out to do, and at least ended the year with a two-week vacation. (All that applies to both 1993 and 2005, for those obsessed with parallel structures.)
Have you all have a great New Year, especially Super G., who wished me a Happy New Year in the comments.
I'm turning in early tonight. I'm in a hotel in Petersburg, Va., and will finish driving home tomorrow. Probably six or seven hours, more if I stop in D.C., as I sometimes like to do.