At Houston airport everything went very smoothly. I had no long lines at immigration or going through security. (I had feared that it would be a hassle due to recent events... but it was not.) I passed through immigration, picked up my suitcase, went through customs, rechecked my suitcase, and passed through security in about twenty minutes. One of the perks with my credit card is that each year I get a couple passes for the United Club lounge. So I was able to spend my layover in a more comfortable, quieter environment.
My flight to Cleveland left on time and arrived ten minutes early.
Cleveland from the plane
Now I have a day at home, and then I drive down to Columbus for Thanksgiving with family.