OK, my time off is finalized. And much shorter than it was originally supposed to be.
Fred, I'm leaving Maine on the morning of the 27th (maybe even late the night of the 26th), I should be in your neck of the woods on the evening of the 27th.
Z^3, I'm hoping to leave Ohio early the morning of the 28th and be in Lincoln that evening. Not sure I can make that in one day, but I'm'a try.
Net & Siggy, I'll be in PDX on the 2nd and fly back out the morning of the 10th, and during the week I'm there I'll be in Seattle for a day or two, so it might make sense for all 3 of us to go grab some beers together one night.
Everyone else, I wish my job didn't mean that my plans always change at the last minute, but it does, and I'm sorry I won't have a chance to stop by and hang out. The good news is that I'm supposed to get an entire month off in January and I'm planning on using that time to move back to Maine (mostly for tax reasons, since I'll only actually be there a month or two out of the year). Since it will be January, I'm planning on driving down to LA, then driving across the southern part of the country, so...Lizzy, Roger, and Freeky will get to see me then and Cram and the MassIsland clique will either see me then or sometime as I'll be back in geographical proximity. If there's anybody else on the I-80/I-84 corridor that wants to hang out (I'm looking at you, Vex and Badge), let me know and I'll try to make it work.