Yes, boys and girls, taking into consideration that:
I decided to bite the bullet and join the throngs of people who are voting early.
As greta_k and rheabecc had previously pointed out, the Commonwealth of Virginia allows you to do your absentee voting in person. Therefore, I showed up this morning at the appropriate place, ID in hand, and ready to rock and roll.
I must say, the line was a bit long, but not terribly. However, the poll workers have this operation running smoother than a baby's bum, and the whole thing didn't take me more than 30 minutes.
I feel so relieved!
And now, back to the drawing board. A sandwich is calling my name and then it's back to work.