Well, momentarily anyway.
Technically I'm back from my holidays. Work has begun again and the avalanche of emails I've accumulated during my short stint away has been dealt with. I'm still here in the States for another week or so, but alas, life must continue and work must go on.
Thanks for your patience while I was away. Lots of exciting things happened, some of which I'll chronicle here, others will remain a mystery. Either way, the posts will now resume.