Somehow, I lost an entire day watching twelve episodes of Eureka since the idea of getting on my computer just left me feeling a bit cold. When I finally dragged myself on the computer, I found out that my petition was initially rejected. A bummer, but it seems like I formatted my answers wrong so I have a week to fix that. I can do that.
I had fun on my trip. Managed to get my laptop working at the last minute (the latest version of grub lost the boot sector, rolling back to an older version seemed to have fixed it). I'll write more about my trip later, since I should be heading to bed.