And I did them all a favor.
The Seattle trip was great. We arrive at the airport, exit the plane, head to luggage pickup and Hannah asks "Are you mad at me?" "No baby, I'm not mad."
A minute or so later she asks "Did I do something wrong?" "No baby, I'm not mad. Relax."
And again "Are you mad at me?" "No baby. Come on. I love you. What's up?"
It was this moment when I realized what was going on. I had not been back to Seattle pretty much since I got out of the Navy. I saw the shipyard from the plane window when we were landing. I HATED being in the Navy and I apparently still harbor some bitterness towards it. I explained what the issue is and we moved on. Just in time to find Hannah's little sister. Oh my God the girl is constantly at an 11. She is a fool. And great fun to hang out with. By the time the trip was over my jaw actually hurt from smiling and laughing the whole time.
I feel bad looking back (as a lot of people do) because that place was gorgeous. And I was still a kid the entire time we lived there. My only concern was, when and where will the next round of insane drinking commence? And I never noticed how nice the scenery was. Still to cold for me though. It's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.
The super scary hurricane was on it's way. It was supposed to rain every day this week. But not a drop by our house. Not a drop on my drive to or from work. Why did I not ride the bike? Today would have been perfect. 80's with a nice breeze. Overcast. Like i said, why did I not ride the bike? Because the butterfly effect I guess. (Going out on a limb here.) But maybe the kickstand caused a wind to shift the polar ice glaciers in just a minute enough way to move the storm over my peaceful ride home.
Ummmm. Big ass TV? Check.
I'm looking forward to the wedding coming up. It'll be nice to see a lot of the family again. I probably should have stuck to my daily workout I quit a year ago. I feel bad looking back (as a lot of people do)... Oh wait, didn't we just cover that?
A lot of the equipment in our lab are hallway finds. Like today. One of our servers has an old 14" CRT monitor. I was out in the hall and noticed the lab next to us had a 15" flat panel they threw out into the surplus box. So I snatched it and attached it to our server. When I saw it worked I put the CRT in the surplus box in the hallway with a note taped to it. "Fair trade!" Because we really needed the upgrade and they really needed old crap to send to surplus. It's win - win right?