2006 doesn't sound like very long ago, but heck it's been just about 3 years since I moved back, and I've been working and in my apartment for over 2 years now.
I'm not thrilled with my current assignment. I travel all the time and have almost no life. On the other hand I get lots of overtime and apparent job security. I just paid off the car I bought in late 2007 and am now debt-free again.
This past week I was working locally, and today I finally felt at-home enough to straighten the place up and rearrange a little bit. It's been quite a while since home was more than a room I stay at two nights a week.