Photos and a detailed update to come, but for the time being, I must relate an encounter which pretty much made my week.
So I go to church at my new ward on Sunday where, naturally, I introduce myself in Relief Society. After church ends, I'm making my way down the hall toward the exit when a girl turns to me and says, "Hi, Laura?"
Girl: I am a HUGE fan.
Me: ...what? [I am confused. I do not know anyone here. I have been here for 5 days. How can I already have a fan?]
Girl: I love your CD! I got really excited when you introduced yourself and I realized who you were.
Me: ...really? Thanks!
I think that New York and I are off to a rather auspicious beginning.