We got back safely though, and even made it to the Co-op before it shut (just) to get food for the evening! And got a game or two of Quake4 in, too - the new patch is out, so we just had to try it out (imagine that said with big, wide-open, innocent eyes ;) ). Hopefully the updated q4max will released soon, like before next Sunday.
Cat came back this morning and is currently prowling round the house trying to see if it's changed any - fascinated by the bags that are still sitting out downstairs waiting for me to unpack them. I've got such a lot of housework to do this morning ... need to get on with it really!