I've been getting some decent work done on my MSc paper #2 - getting back into it wasn't as hard as I thought. I stumbled around for the first day, but now I think I have the hang of things.
Tomorrow I give my colloquium, and then back home to DH on Saturday! Will write more once I return home.
PS: After spending $1600 to fix my car, it didn't start the next morning! Woohoo!!