Writeup from Paris (as well as some photos) still coming, but in the meantime, we have these two photos:
These are two very happy kittens. They like down comforters at least as much as we do.
Sarah got me (among gobs of other stuff) Lego Mindstorms and a Variac for Christmas. It is fire engine red, and I expect nobody other than myself to appreciate it, but it is swell. She also got me a t-shirt with a diagram of the variac on it. I’m the coolest person on earth.