Flashback to 2014, hiking on the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina. Went to register for my carte de séjour yesterday in what should have been a cinch, but turned out to be a pain, as it has been every time I've had to do gvnt stuff in the last 14 years (many, many times). While life is certainly easier if you stay in the same place, it's also (for me) a lot less interesting. I'm still really happy I left the US in 2003, but also that we left London in 2014 and went to have great adventures. Even if those adventures are almost always an administrative bloody nightmare.