The home setup continued to work fine while I was gone. The biggest issue I have to resolve is storage, switching to a portable USB drive should resolve that, but I'll miss the joy of uploading everything to a remote server, crunching all the images into a video and uploading to youtube / wherever at high speed. It doesn't make sense at this point to justify spending $50 / month when a 1TB drive can be purchased for $70.
IAside from technical fun, it looks like we've had a creature of some sort dig a hole in front of the scanner! No good images of the animal itself, the limited depth of field only gives us blurry images of anything more than 1 or 2 mm away from the scanner.