We are back from Vegas, and let me tell you: it’s good to be home. One can only stand so much of the visual/moral assault – not to mention that not only did I have to be in my conference sessions all day, but also spend time with Laura as she wanted to explore several things in the evenings. Anyhow, the flight home was long and arduous as well. We took a red-eye back from the West: departed Thursday night arrived home early Friday morning. I couldn’t sleep the entire flight, except for maybe half an hour and I think Laura was the same. So, we spent all day recouperating.
I almost can’t wait to get back to work…
Laura and I will be travelling to Las Vegas Today. I’m going to attend a conference, while she’s going to hang out with me. This is a perfect excuse to see Las Vegas without choosing to vacation there. The cool part is that tere will likely be some great picture-taking opportunities – so we’re both bringing our cameras!
Is the server fixed? I’ve replaced the motherboard and so far, two days in, no reboots! Of course, that pesky Microsoft has a patch out now that is going to require a reboot, but that’s okay. I’m fairly certain that I’ve gotten all the problems addressed now and that the server will stay up indefinitely [except for scheduled outages].
Those of you who’ve talked to me recently are aware that my work-life is changing a little. One major part of that change is that my current manager has resigned and will be gone in a week.
The best part is that I just had a meeting with my second-line manager in which he was very encouraging and even said that he would recommend me for a promotion in the next round! Yee-haw!
In April, no less. Last night, a dusting of snow fell in Reston – possible in more areas as well. This is unseasonably cold. What’s happing with this? I thought they said the Earth was WARMING??? Ha.
It seems that the power supply was not the sole problem for the server. Having done all they asked, I have now gotten an RMA and will be recieving a new motherboard soon to replace the one I have. Maybe then the crashes will stop. I am glad I have the new power supply, though. It was good to have exact guidelines on how much power should be necessary to run the system I have.
And I thought we were done with Winter!
Anyhow: our flight back from Tampa [where we stayed with a friend after our Naples trip – and went to a hockey game] took a very long time. In fact, we were over six hours delayed due to bad weather. Funny thing, though: we were fine with it. We just hung out and had fun with each other. I love my wife.
And now, from the 70s/80s of sunny Florida, we’re back to the 30s of Northern Virginia.
Today was a great day. We arrived in Naples, FL last night and discovered that we were fairly tired. All that planning Laura did seemed not too important today when we just sat on the beach. We did a little swimming in the Winter water, though. That was… uh… refreshing? I just about froze my butt off. I got used to it after a while, though, and the guys went out swimming with me, while Laura and the girls hung out on the beach in lounge chairs. We found a few live sand dollars [and set the free again, of course], but mostly we sat in our chairs chatted and read our various and sundry books and magazines. There’s nothing like some good relaxation among friends.
Tonight is the first of the evening events and we will be briefly attending [since they dont’ allow spouses] and then heading to a restaurant. This is much better so far than working!