With an extremely full belly and enough socializing to last another year.... I had to make a retreat to the shack at about 2100 CT and was able to make a few contacts to Missouri and Iowa. Not bad for not the best conditions.
Just leave it alone and use it! Glad to see it worked out in the end.Made my first ever Colorado contact this morning on 39lsb on my new McKinley so I guess I have to give it a clean bill of health. And now DX has died here, been noticing a slow down.