So, I wrote that post-intro about 2 weeks ago now and in the interim have been out and socializing. Had dinner with some folks that we see once a month or so. Got some gaming in with the usual suspects, most of whom I hadn't seen in about a month and had dinner with a close friend of the family. Got to ooh and ahh over a buddy's new baby and have put in a couple of 50+ hour work weeks. So yes, it can be done.
What I haven't been able to do is to work on much in the way of gaming. Video gaming, yes, but pen and paper, or tabletop, nope. So, with my new laptop in hand, some spare time in the evenings and the wealth of info coming from Privateer on their weekly Friday special content deliveries, I'm planning a special new adventure for my band of intrepid adventurers.
* Looks like at the time of this writing, the copyright for Ferris Bueller's Day Off is held by Paramount, so that's their picture up there, not mine. But hey, you've seen the movie right, you knew that Matthew Broderick and wasn't me =).