vakkotaur and I went to Houston over Thanksgiving to see my family. Whee. Had a good time, visited with my parents and a friend. Had the usual travel hassles, although I did get to show him how flying first class and staying at Residence Inns helps to take some of the edge off of it.
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.