I haven't posted anything in a while because unfortunately the new year has not started well for us - last weekend we had to put our other dog down. She'd been having cancer-related issues for a few months and it became clear that it was time. It's strange to have no secondary sounds in the house. Logistically it will be simpler to relocate without having pets, it's just not what we originally thought would happen.
Sorry to be a downer again. As far as work goes, activity is ramping back up and this promises to be another very active year. On construction in Africa, a friend forwarded this interesting theory that seems much more plausible than aliens.
(This post written while listening to no snoring dogs.)