Like it says up above there, I am back home! Got in uneventfully yesterday afternoon, and discovered all cats alive and reasonably well. Vir and Nova are claiming to have been horribly traumatized, but they always do.
By the way, the last couple of days of my vacation we finally got some of that classic wet 'n' chilly Pacific Northwest weather, so there were mostly indoor activities. Like glow-in-the-dark pirate mini-golf. Because Portland is awesome that way.
And now I have a lot of e-mails to answer. Later.