I apologize for the recent lack of posts.
The last week of June I was working extra hours (most days until 4:30 in the morning) to get the web-based application we have been writing at work for the last 8 months finished and released by July 3rd. I worked Sunday July 2nd from 2:00 in the afternoon straight through to 7:30 the next morning. It was exhausting, but we did get the beast into production.
I then took vacation from July 3rd through the 7th to decompress and spend time with my family. My parents and all of my siblings were in town for Independence Day (which happens to also be my mother’s birthday). In addition, we had basically three extended family reunions in the course of about 4 days. It was great to see not only my immediate family, but so many of my cousins, uncles, aunts, and even second and third cousins and uncles and aunts once and twice removed whom I had never met before.
We went to the zoo. We performed a puppet show at the local library. My parents bought us a new lawn mower and I finally mowed our long neglected lawn. Now I’m back at work and furiously trying to fix bugs in the web application we released before my vacation.
It has been an incredibly busy few weeks (and I have left a lot out). I’ll post some more very soon. Hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day!
In the mean time, if you are interested in some fascinating posts to read, check out the recent travels of my good friend and former college roommate, David Evans. He recently visited Uganda, where he had some incredible experiences (including having his hotel maid mistake his letters written for his wife for love letters directed to her, and being drugged by a mugger on the public transportation system!). I’m glad he made it back safe and relatively sound.