Hey man, just a quick note to say hello from Egypt. I'm a "born and bred" Texan working overseas. Best of luck with your new lifestyle. I stumbled across the PB by accident and while I pretty much follow it, I made some changes that fit with my lifestyle over here. Once you get into it, it becomes a lot of fun.
If I can give any advice or help, don't hesitate to let me know. If you are on Yahoo Messenger, hit me up at tscmedic1.
Good luck and keep up what you are doing, it is working by what you have described.