We managed to get a flight out of Chicago on Monday, and made it home yesterday morning. The flight is a little bit shorter coming towards France, which is nice, and we were able to fly business class AND there was enough room for Benjamin to have his own seat. He actually slept for a few hours (thank you, Benadryl!). Frederic and I did not really sleep, but it was much more relaxing than the flight on the way over since we didn't spend 7+ hours trying to keep Benjamin quiet.
The house was coooollld when we got home - we had left the heaters on "hors gel" which means it keeps the house from freezing but is still pretty darn cold. It's about back to normal temperature now that we have had the fire going for a couple of days.
Frederic doesn't have to go back to work until Dec 7th, so hopefully he will make some progress on the bathroom while he is off. And I plan to work as much as possible, since the dollar is at a terrible low and I didn't work much during our vacation.