After a bunch of car work, and before a bunch of car work, I managed to get down to see my family for Christmas. Had to change alternator, battery, and oil, and then on the way home the upper radiator hose burst as I got into San Fransisco. Ended up having to sleep overnight in my car in a parking lot. But the time spent with family was worth it.
I hadn’t seen my nephew in 20 months, since he was 1 year old, one of the first things he told me was that he had hands! It was a blast spending time with him.