So I made it. I had a layover in Detroit (which is a really Nice Airport -- at least concourse A with it's monorail) of about an hour and ten minutes from landing to boarding starting. Indy to Detroit I had a half-row to myself; Detroit to Seattle was 100% occupied, but I was in an exit row, so I at least had leg room.
I think that I went to bed around 2:00am PDT, which means I had been up for 21 hours at the time. Timezones are funny.
Since someone (tekman) is Gentoo-ing their old laptop but has only finished up through compiling the kernel I'm sitting here doing all of this in links (not lynx, I'm sad), purely for amusement value.