Much to my previously cool persona's dismay I went ahead and installed TransCAD at home. I'm actually looking forward to doing a little more exploring. I've tried twice to teach myself to write macros only to discover new error messages I've never seen. Maybe having the extra time at home will be enough to get me over the hump.
It's amazing how simple every task seems when talking to Jim or Paul at Caliper and how what they say never seems to work unless they actually walk you through it! :)