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Thursday, June 30, 2005

I think we're packed

It looks like the van is packed and ready for an early morning start. Time to relax a bit and get some sleep soon. G'night all and see you in DC.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Three days to go.

We are leaving early in the morning on Friday for D.C. Not looking forward to getting up early, but it beats driving all the way through Detroit during the morning rush.

I think we're mostly ready for the trip, just some last minute packing. Is anyone planning on seeing the fireworks from the National Mall? I think my daughter and I will try to brave the crowds for the concert and fireworks.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The Cat's Out.

I let the cat out of the bag at work today by resigning my position of 4 years. Deb and I will be moving to San Antonio next month for a new, exciting, opportunity. For the next three weeks I'll be trying to transition my duties at work to others, helping Deb pack, find a new house, and attend the conference in July.

If anyone has suggestion on where to look for housing in San Antonio, TX, please let me know. I'll be working near I-10 on the north side of town. I'd prefer a reasonable neighborhood with low crime and a slightly liberal slant.

Wish me luck, this will be a most interesting month.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Less than two weeks to go.

We're getting closer, and anxious to get on the road now.

We're planning a garage sale next weekend to help pay for the trip. It's amazing how much junk we are finding to sell. We've lived in the same place now for 3 years and this will be the 3rd sale. I'm betting we now have half the junk that we did when we moved in. With any luck we'll turn some more of that junk into cash.

I've got all the Harry Potter audiobooks on my iPod now, and expect we'll get through the first two and part way into the 3rd on the way to DC and back. I've already listened to the first two and enjoyed them
thoroughly. I've found that audio books make the commute seem shorter and much less stressful, almost relaxing.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Crunch time

Less than a month to go before we drive to D.C.

The conference is payed for, the room reserved, and it appears we may have a sitter for the Gala Event. Everything is on schedule and we're getting anxious for the next month to pass.

I checked the hotel's website and it appears that both high speed internet access and wireless internet access are available. I'll have two tablet PCs along and will try to upload pictures of the conference to my Flickr account. My photos are at: http://flickr.com/photos/antonolsen/ and the conference photos will be tagged with llli and will be seen here: http://flickr.com/photos/antonolsen/tags/llli/ (Nothing there yet)