On the Perl front - more XML. I can parse simple XML files, but this one's complex with a loose structure. So after trying to get my hands around XML::Parser's tree mode, I'm now looking at XML::DOM (scary) and XML::Twig (sorta scary, but lots of examples).
On the management front - spinning my wheels.
On the home front - damn skunks have invaded my porch. I built a one-way screen to allow them out but not in, lest I end up with dead skunks under the porch.
Behind the home front - seems there's a physical reason why it's been hurting when I sit for long periods. Time to visit the doctor and have a "look".