So no, I didn't make it. Luckily, I wasn't in it for the prizes--and I am so not a realist that while I still had perfect attendance I was worried about what I would do if I won the scary turkey painting.
I did pretty well, though. I only missed those four hellish days of our "vacation." And if I had shelled out $10/day for the in-room Internet at the Marriott Courtyard I wouldn't have missed those. But somehow on top of the bazillion dollars our two rooms cost, $40 was too much. At least in my addled "vacation" state.
And since I'm a glutton for punishment, I'm trying again.