Well, I got it out of my system and had a much more optimistic day today. My grandfather might be released from the hospital as early as Monday, so at least he'll be in a better postion to deal with everything else. And he wants to vote. I vote at the same school that he does and have Election Day off (a benefit of a union job), so if it's possible, I'll be on hand to help him do this.
And, of course, a major release that I've been eagerly awaiting has been leaked to the usenet. I have been screening the relevant movies in preparation for its arrival, and while it showed up a little early with regards to that plan, it turned out to be a very nice surprise. I greedily availed myself of it (if you're questioning the morality of this, I have already ordered it and will recieve the physical package on Tuesday). And it is, as expected, somewhat revelatory. It is... precious to me.
I've been contemplating a few very minor adjustment on my Uncanny X-Men mix. But I won't allow myself to get involved in another project until I've taken care of the desk situation in this room first.