Turns out I got a slightly better price and better flight times if I stayed an extra day. I have no qualm with that. So I'll have nearly a week at home with the family, most of it after Christmas.
Also, there are potential plans in the works for a visit to the East Coast next year. I won't say more right now, but there are potential plans.
(Other notes from recently: I'm not on-call at Amazon anymore. Yay! Until Thanksgiving. Also, my family is awesome. They had a cake delivered to me on Sunday. I have to remember to bring it in to work tomorrow, because it's just too much cake for one man.)
And now, I try the sleep thing again.