back home again
i'm sure everyone was curious (heh) - yes, i'm safely back home again. the drive between seattle and the bay area is a long one, but not unendurable. a good audio book makes most of the time slide right by ("Ender's Shadow" was playing northbound while "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" ran southbound). End-to-end time was 14h15m including a nap, lunch, and getting lost on the I-80/I-880 braid near Oakland.