Just a quick entry to say that I made it back to ABQ yesterday. Going through security at Midway was a shitshow. You would never guess that so many people are traveling at 7am on a Sunday. The story was the same once I arrived home. I stepped off the plane and saw the terminal packed with people. I then realized that it was the end of Balloon Fiesta and everyone was heading home. Kitty picked me up and we went down the street to Waffle House for breakfast. It's been awhile since we have been there. It was a nice change of pace from our usual breakfast haunts. We laughed when we saw a location map of all the Waffle Houses in the US. There are 2 in all of NM and several hundred in places like Georgia. After that we headed to Costco for a few things before eventually heading home. I unpacked and then got the rest of the houseplants inside from the patio since there are chances of a freeze over the next few evenings. Then I can move them back outside since it's supposed to warm up again. For dinner we went out for sushi with scritchwuff to celebrate his birthday along with another friend. And now I'm back at work for at least another few weeks before I take off for a nice stay-cation over the Thanksgiving holiday.