This year, with our daughter fast asleep, the new year came upon us as we were chatting on the couch about our triplex project. We were addressing issues about financing and various plans whether we found our partners before or after the purchase of the property [to be modified into a LEED-certified building]. It’s just as I entered the kitchen to get a glass of water that I noticed the time on the oven: 00:08. I started laughing and told Francis 2011 had crept upon us without us knowing! Already juggling multiple schemes for our project, we had been too busy – and awed at our deepening relationship over truthfulness and openness – to pay attention to the hype of the new year. That was the best new year crossover I’ve ever had, nurturing my relationship with my life partner and bringing a dear project closer to realization.