It was a good con, all in all--I got to not only see people I don't see very regularly (including a few friends who are local and I have no excuse not to be seeing slightly more often than twice a year), but a couple I haven't seen in years and a few I'd vaguely known but hadn't spent much time with before. I talked a bit with Sofawolf and Baron Engel about my book project, which seems to be plodding forward.
And, my housemate's company has suddenly reappeared wanting to offer me a contract. While I'm in a bit of a limbo state with the company in Walnut Creek. For practical purposes, if the Walnut Creek guys actually make me an offer and it's a reasonable one, I'm going to choose it. It'll be a permanent full-time position and the one with the local guys would be neither permanent nor quite full-time, it looks like. Of course, the local one would pay nicely--even at 32 hours a week, it'd be a touch more weekly than I was making at the last contract--and it's a field (technical writing) I'd like to delve into. And it'd be about a tenth of the commute time.
So I emailed the Walnut Creek company this morning rather than leaving a voicemail message, although if I don't hear back soon I'll try by phone again. (I prefer email and the "paper trail" that it leaves, but that seems to be a minority opinion.) And soon I'll call the local folks back. Part of me is tempted to be just a little lackadaisical in getting back to 'em given that it took them nearly two months to get back to to me, but really, I only want to coordinate with the Walnut Creek folks -- if they want me back in for more interviewing I don't want it to overlap with the other company. (I don't want to be in a position where I'd sign a contract and then back out of it, even if doing so is perfectly legal with right-to-work laws. It just strikes me as very bad karma.)
Before any of that, though, I'm going to nap.