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Back from vacation

Topics/tags: Meta-musings, short

Some of you have been wondering where I’ve been. If I recall correctly, my last musing was about my allergies. I wrote that musing while on vacation. Being on vacation made it harder to muse. It’s not just that I was on vacation, it was also issues associated with being on vacation. My days were less predictable and generally ended later than my normal work days [1]. My Internet connection was atrocious [2]. And so, after three days of trying to muse while on vacation, I decided that it was appropriate to take a vacation from musing, too.

I returned from the real vacation at about 2:00 a.m. on Monday, June 18 [3]. I spent about eleven hours on Monday running a code camp [4]. I collapsed after a short dinner. Tuesday was another long day of code camp. Tuesday night was spent dealing with laptop problems and email.

Today marks a week since I stopped musing. It’s time to start again. However, tonight was game night at the Rebelskys’ [5], which means that I don’t have much time or energy to muse [6].

So, although I’m back, you don’t get a long musing. In fact, this is all you get. You can cross your fingers that I’ll have time and energy after tomorrow’s ten-hour code camp day.


Postscript: I was traveling all day on my birthday and fathers’ day [7], so it seems that this year will lack birthday and fathers’ day musings. Perhaps they will appear next year.


[1] It doesn’t help that our dinner service was generally at 8:15 p.m. and we usually had something to do after dinner.

[2] I drafted a musing about the Internet connection. Unfortunately, I think my computer ate it. If I find it, you’ll see it in the next week or so.

[3] Ah, the joy of delayed flights.

[4] Code camp runs 9:00 to 5:00. We allow parents to drop off as early as 8:30 and to pick up as late as 5:30. There’s setup beforehand and we do a daily debrief at the end of the day. So my day ran from 7:30 to 6:30.

[5] That reminds me that I need to send out an announcement. [Pause] Sent.

[6] A full day of code camp plus shopping plus game night leads to a very tired Sam.

[7] Conveniently, they were on the same day this year. I believe that it was also Bunker Hill day.


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