It was good to see kion and doctor_samuel again ... I hadn't seen either of them in forever.
The trip home was, well, quite an adventure ... it was relatively calm when we left, but it was storming pretty fiercely on CA237/I880, and even on the southern parts of I680. I was probably 5 miles below the limit the whole way home ... there was wayyyyy too much standing water (nevermind the wind and rain, and my old tires) for anything faster to be safe.
But, I'm alive and stuff. Which makes me happy. And I got an hour of good driving meditation in. (Imagine intensely concentrating on the road in front of you to see if there are puddles you have to avoid/slow down for ... for an hour.)
Wow. One of these is actually partially accurate for once.