Catching up to do

I have a lot of catching up to do….

I didn’t update my site much last week because there were a few things going on that took much of my free time. For starters, I was working “The Day Shift” all last week. It was nice working that shift since its been almost a year now since I last worked the day shift hours (7am-4pm). For a brief moment, it gave me the feeling of normalcy. You see, I am used to working the graveyard shift (9pm-7am) Mon-Thurs. I saw a lot of people that I hadn’t seen in a while. It was nice seeing some co-workers but at the same time, I didn’t miss others. I also didn’t miss the freaking parking fees in downtown Baltimore. Its flat out rape!

So why did I work the day shift?

Well, I will tell you. Our company is a hard core Linux company but lately they have been seeing higher demand for Microsoft Windows based servers. After much deliberation by the big wigs, it was decided that we should not limit our company to just one market but to open ourselves up to other ventures and offer Windows based servers. I have mixed feelings about it but so far I personally like the idea. Not so much that we, a hard core Linux company, is going to sell Windows based servers but the fact that I am getting cross trained into the Windows platform. So far so good. Believe me, its not like the Windows XP world that some of you might be thinking about right about now. I will provide for info as soon as I get time to digest it.

Many of you have expressed further updates on how my “moving to York, PA” is coming along. Well, thats another reason why I couldn’t update this blog. My wife and I have been yelling at our builder non-stop. Initially, we were given a moving date of August 17th 2005. Well, thats come and gone and we aren’t living in our new home. We are still living with my brother-in-law and his wife and son. Anyway, the builder has now given us another date, September 17th or the 19th since the 17th is a weekend. A whole month late! Don’t get me wrong, we expected some delay of a few days and maybe a week but we didn’t think it was going to be a whole month! They told us that their plumbing sub-contractor quit on them because they (the plumber and crew) were given too much work by our builder. So, our builder quickly hired another plumbing crew but this threw off the entire schedule. Everything got pushed back a couple weeks. Needless to say, we aren’t too happy.

On an unrelated issue, my son finally got his staples out of his head. He didn’t even cry which impressed the heck out of me. Back to the normal running and jumping that kids his age do (23 months old).

Well, thats last week and this weekend all wrapped up.

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