Here's a preview, the about time death of Grandma ROM and tent camping in 90+ degree heat in NYC and Long Island.
Right now I have three big computers on my cube (not counting the two hanging off my belt), an XP desktop that houses our software problem database frontend that I use for casual browsing, my old XP laptop that I'm transferring files off of, and my new, to me, Win 7 laptop. I have been looking forward to a new laptop, though not looking forward to transferring data and logging into all those sites I go to.
The new laptop is managed by the new corp, too, so I'm not looking forward to dealing with licensing and new tool problems. Will they let me load Chrome? Who knows. Filezilla, Acrobat? Who knows.
First trip to Europe, and I found 12 hours a day in a noisy print room in Europe just as much fun as spending 12 hours a day in a noisy print room in America. I didn't see many famous things (no to Mannikin pis, yes to the Eiffel Tower and the Arc De Triomphe at 5 in the morning), and often ate at a truck stop. I did rack up about 50 hours of comp time I'll never get to use, and my passport is no longer virginal.
Oh yeah, first time I've had to float a $1600 dollar loan to a multinational.
The girls are back in the same school building, SOTA houses grades 7-12. The 12 year old loves it, her old school was getting small. The 17 year old is on her sixth year of senioritis, but can get all the hours she wants (up to 29) working as a lifeguard.
We're still broke, the lack of daylight might be affecting Mrs. Ha, and all my usual complaints are still complaints.
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