Had a suitcase failure: the pull handle on my Samsonite carry-on refused to collapse again when I got to Houston. I wasn't able to fix it myself, so I'll have to take it in. What a pain. I'll have to go back to the cheapo I was using.
Off to LA this week, leaving tomorrow and returning home Friday afternoon; dunno yet about the week after that. I also don't know how things will be over the Christmas holiday.