Four hour redeye from San Jose was just long enough to exhaust the remaining 47% charge on my tablet battery, reasonable performance given continuous use of the large screen for either reading or taking notes.
Fickle Finger of Fate note -- some fellow traveler was too late to claim the aisle seat before the door closed, so I shifted over and shared the extra space with the occupant of the window seat. Averaging out random effects? Hopefully, the seat I left empty on Christmas Eve made the evening happier either for someone waiting on standby seat or for someone like us who made use of the extra legroom.
I am back at Valhalla Ranch, with plans for a day hike up Comptons Peak next weekend in a chilly rain. It is January, after all.