Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I'm flying out on Thursday evening for Dragon Con and I can't wait. Even if I do have to dial into a conference call on Friday and even if I do have to be on call Friday night, it's going to be a great vacation. I can't wait to see Jantis and Winterfleur!
The week isn't exactly zooming by, but yesterday went pretty quickly. Today I'm waiting on a server migration and I can't seem to find the people who are working on it in order to get a status. It's a bit frustatrating because I can't leave until this is done or at least until the application team is satisfied.
Server migrations have been hellish lately. Last Thursday I was up until 6 AM on one and then got woken up at 8 AM by a call (not an important call, mind you.. I should have left the phone in the living room) and then I was up all day fighting through getting another migration ready. It didn't work out, hence being on call while I'm on vacation.
The only thing I'm going to miss is seeing Matt. He's staying home while I'm going away. He's been working an extraordinary amount of hours (12 hours 6 days a week) and it's been pretty bad. He thinks this might go on until the end of October, which would be far too long. I miss him and I feel so bad he has so little free time.
The weather has been nice, high seventies, today and yesterday. The showers have passed and the grass is getting green again. I hope it doesn't take 3 months to have a good rain (if a tad overkill) again.
The house is mostly moved out of. I'm going by today to clean out more things. All of the furniture is out and all that's left is odds and ends in the bathroom and kitchen, mantle and other shelves. I've hired someone to help with the cleaning. Matt and I haven't been able to do much with our work hours. Hopefully, I can show it to a realtor next week when I'm back from vacation. Hopefully it'll be on the market shortly after that. It all depends on how much I get done today and whether it looks good enough to show next week.
I like our apartment, even if it is small. The location is definitely better and it's so much easier to clean a few rooms rather than an entire house. I almost dread looking for a new place to live in a few months. It will be nice to have a bit more space again though.
And, well, I'm just rambling now.