I apologize to everyone, but I have not, and have resigned myself to the fact that I will not be able to catch up on posts that were made while I was on vacation. Work is about to get really hectic for a while, and they're on me about keeping busy for some reason. (I even quit reading comics during my lunch hour for fear it was giving them the idea I was loafing.)
Today I'm going into work to make a shopping list of everything I'll need as far as wiring the new addition is concerned, about an hour's worth of product testing, and then home to get ready for tonight's blind date. She seems really nice, and talking to her the other day, it seems like we've got enough in common that it should be an interesting evening.
On a related note, the elf is no longer returning my messages. I don't remember doing/saying anything that would have her pissed off, but I'm not sure. *shrugs and sighs*