Today marks three months into my 1-year sabbatical — 25% down, 75% to go.
Since my last report, I / we’ve:
- done quite a bit of hiking (and stopping at Sonic along the way)
- spent two weeks out in the DC area visiting the Lees and Nidzgorski/Parisis
- got our Library of Congress Reader cards
- finished up another pottery class (photos available here)
- my shoulder pain has been diagnosed (partial tear in the infraspinatus muscle) and I’ve had a PRP injection done to see about getting it better
- made some bread, jam, and chai
- read several books, including The Martian which was fantastic and Life on the Preservation which takes place in Seattle and was terrible
- visited the Henry Art Museum and the Living Computer Museum
- watched several more episodes of DS9 and the 8th season of Doctor Who
- coordinated getting gutters put on the rental house in Austin and getting two leaky windows replaced
- finally got Distributed Proofreaders moved over to phpBB3
- tons of other stuff I’m not thinking of at the moment
I’ve learned that I still don’t have a good balance between work and life — work in this case being the code changes and deployment work for phpBB3 support. I really enjoy getting into the code and solving problems, but I continue to do so at the expense of life. I have more work to do on that balancing act.
On Sunday we fly to Frankfurt to begin our 3-week European adventure! Daniel and I will have some travel time with just the two of us, get to see Jodi, and then some travel time with Jonobie!