I believe that the Pope (was it?) recently said that greeting people this festive season could be an obscenity, because you never know what kind of hardship they are going through. So I just want to say that, whatever kind of hardship you may or may not be going through I wish you a healthier, wealthier, and happier time in the new year.
We are off to meet the in-laws again, and will be back in time to spend new year’s eve in our old home. On New Year’s Day, we hope to shift to our new home… which currently, despite all the urgings of plain common sense (summarised by Supriya in her comment to my previous post), looks like being the independent house.