A brief glance at email this evening proved rewarding given this notice from the USCIS Status Monitor:
On August 6, 2004, after approving your application, we ordered you a new card. Your card will be mailed to you as soon as it is ready.
No mention of how long that will be, but it is rather reassuring to know that should someone offer me a job I’d be able to take it!
Next step… Green Card.