So good to be back home again!
This past weekend was the first chance I got to go home, having been working in Edmonton for three weeks. As regular followers of my (mis)adventures will know, I spent most of the last four years couped up in my basement, writing SSP, so going out into the world to work, especially away from home, came as a bit of a culture shock. The first two weeks were OK, but during the third week, I was really longing to go home to Kelowna.
Incidentally, the Friday before I went home, I went with a friend's mum to a local hotel that has an all you can eat chocolate buffet. Given that I'm a chocoholic, I couldn't resist. We were there from 17:40 until they closed the place down at 22:00; I've never eaten so much chocolate in one sitting as I did that night!
But I digress. Last Friday I took the afternoon off (having first picked up a new toy, about which I'll tell you later) and was back in sunny Kelowna by 16:30. Jenny picked me up from the airport and we picked up a pizza from our favourite pizza emporium, Sarpino's.
It was good to see Jenny and Judge again; Judge was also happy to see me (as was Jen!), but it wasn't long before he started giving me those "don't you ever go away again, you bastard" eyes. Dessert and treats put me back in his good books. :-)
Saturday was supposed to be a quiet day, but two hours before we were due to meet our friends Bruce and Donna for supper, the bloody inlet pipe to our hot water tank split, pissing water all over my E220R server! Needless to say, I was not amused. I turned off the water and powered down the 220R, ignorong the flashing wrench LED. I opened all the doors, took out the power supplies, tipped out about 100ml of water from the chassis, and left everything to dry out overnight.
The next day, to my great relief, the server was working normally. Hurrah for Sun build quality!
Sunday was relatively quiet: after watching Smallville and Enterprise, it was time to return to Edmonton... :-( My current plan is to go home every two weeks, more or less--three weeks is just to long. It's not cheap ($400 to $500 each trip), but what price do you put on family?