Well, my distrust of the Project Management Team previously mentioned was probably too harsh of a statement. So I must issue apologies to any of that team who read the previous post! It seems that now I have a schedule far enough out to allow me to book a trip to California with my wife, Laura. She, of course is thrilled. So, she’ll be having fun sight-seeing while I’m working.
In other news, Microsoft has now released more certification exams that I must take to keep my MCSE/MCSA W2K current for the new product: Windows Server 2003. If you are new to this site, you may be thinking: Hey – this thing’s running on Irix with Open Source products… what’s this guy doing playing with Microsoft products??? Well, I like to think that I’m broad-minded… that I give all OSes a chance. And I do. I gave IIS a chance to run on my Windows server… It was much faster to run the site on an almost-obsolete SGI O2. Go figure. I do enjoy working with Windows, however. I also enjoy keeping my skills diverse. And, Microsoft work pays the bills.
So, that said, I’m studying a huge book (like 1700+ pages) on Server 2003 so I can update my certifications. It has to weigh at least 20 pounds. And I carry it to work with me to study in the slow times – like lunch time. It’s begining to hurt my back! Studying is hard work…
We are in the process of integrating our lives with each other. We are trying to find places for all of our stuff to fit together. Not much happening at work – business is slow these days. So, I’m working on re-organizing my home office. I have a nice new work area and am almost done.
Back from the honeymoon – in Paris, of course! We’re not yet ready to re-enter the real world. We’d like to stay on vacation. But, of course, the world intrudes. I will probably have to go back to work on Monday.
Done went and got married.
I have just returned from a long trip to New Mexico. This time, I visited the Gila Cliff Dwellings. There are some panoramic pictures here also with albums of the drive up and the dwellings themselves.
We have rescheduled the wedding for May 3rd of this year! Be sure to visit the Wedding site for more information.
Working in Silver City, NM is so relaxing. Check out this album for some nice sunset pictures.
I have added my sister’s pictures (taken on my same trip to Wyoming listed below) to the photo gallery. Follow the link to Wyoming to view them. Happy New Year!
I had a wonderful Christmas with my family. I am looking forward to going back to work. I will be staying in a small town outside of Silver City, NM called Pinos Altos. I have also purchased some new cold-weather running gear (once you look at the pictures, you’ll know why!) to try out on the cold mountain trails.
I have just returned from a trip to Wyoming to visit my sister and her family with my fiancée, Laura. I have many great pictures of the family, but not very much snow!