Your comment made me laugh. I'm way overdue for a Noah and Becca visit, say hi to them. Did you see the "Trail Mail" they sent you via the UNE web site while you were doing the race?
We're FINALLY finding ourselves on the other end of that whining (at least for the time being :) ). Speaking with the authority of an N of 1, it'll get better.
o-maps: We saw the mail (and it was fantastic), but it wasn't until after we had gotten home.
abiperk: It is amazingly frustrating - he had a nearly perfect first half, and then a disaster second. Can't wait for the end (or a reprieve)!