Another missive from the USCIS beeped at me from my phone right before I fell asleep last night: my new Green Card is already in the mail!
So it's looking like I'll be starting 2015 with legal permanent resident status, card (hopefully) in hand, and (after an earlier purchase at Total Wine today), a large, ice cold glass of Veuve Clicquot, while surrounded by dear, dear friends, my lovely pooches, and a stunning view of Lake Norman from a lovely hot tub. Wow.
Here's to a wonderful new year for all. *clinky* Cheers!