Whenever you make an e-mail account, you should backup whatever you give Google to make your account such as password, and security question answers. As far as I am concerned the e-mail address might not be yours. I see Ethan who is the original poster, and James.Babb in the e-mail address.
I think you should be able to sign into your account if your password was the correct password, and it does not matter if you have an old account, and a new location.
I think you should make a new e-mail account, and you would have to contact your friend, and you should ask if he, or she can send you the info to your new e-mail account.