PS We call it "arriving home pounds lighter" - in both meanings of the word. Can't do that with "dollars", so have to rely on the more ethereal vista in the mind's eye that remains for a few days once you get back.
Hope you had a good 4 days.
Politically neutral, btw -- and the author has changed his mind over the years.
John Kerry's War.
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(Back from 4 days' RnR in Lost Wage$)