boy, a very big thanks here. i have asked a lot about this issue and this is the first solid piece of info that makes sense to me. yes. i go to the volume that contains my data, go to Users, then i see my home folder name with the home folder icon.
anticipating your answer that all is OK - are there any situations where things would not be OK or where there would need to be some cache cleared out or /something/ that i should be aware of?
i notice that in the "Shared" folder next to my old home folder there is a "Library", "Parallels" and "Techsmith" folder....
Well good news and bad news. The good news is if your current home folder has the house icon then the move to the new location went OK as far as the OS is concerned.
The bad news is I can't think of any reason or anything special you should need to do to Aperture to get it to see this. I'm not on a machine with Aperture so I can't look into it right now. If this is still open when I get back to a system with Aperture I'll take a look.