I finally got around to taking the Network+ exam today and passed with flying colors. I had been putting off studying for it for too long and finally decided I could probably pass it without studying, and I did. I had to pay for it myself, but hopefully it's worth it in the long run.
It looks like I'm going to be on the same extended-hours, lots-of-travel project this year as there aren't any other secure projects available now. So I guess I'd better enjoy being at home during January because it's going to be another long year. At least I'll be getting lots of overtime.