Snow is terific, when you are not on the road in Germany and some believe you can do onehundredandforty (km/h) even though the road is white all over.... It realy surprised me that we saw only two accidents over more then five hundred kilometers (about 350 miles).
At any rate, I hope your new year will be as much fun and inspirational as the last week of 2004 that I have had. (Ignoring all the terrible things that went on after and during the Tsunami.)
I hope your path will clear up the way I hope mine will.