Am writing this, to be posted later, from the airport in scenic Providence, Rhode Island, where I enjoy a fine chilled adult beverage in preparation for my flight back to the frigid tunda of Minnesota. Tomorrow it’s back to the land of the suit, tie, and strategy….
The week back in the homeland has been filled with some home repairs, quiet time with the sidekick, purring and cuddle time with the kitty, and some fine homecooked meals. You forget what it’s like to cook and eat your own meals until you’ve lived in a Residence Inn for two weeks.
A side note, yesterday was the Commissioning Ceremony for SSN-23, the USS Jimmy Carter, just south of here in Groton, Connecticut. A family just walked by to catch their flight, with all of them wearing USS Jimmy Carter hats. Interesting. I hope they got to go.
In the next two and a half weeks, in my time in Minnesota, will come our annual meeting, the beginnings of exploring the surrounding communities, some exploration of the possibility of building a home, and a ton of fun interesting work. I will definately be busy.
I’ve finished my cycle of 9/11 tomes and am ready to switch genres. I read several 9/11 books for work – seeking knowledge to be able to function in my new role with some sense of credibility. I still have a lot to learn, but my gut guides me well. I’ve also managed to finish all but the last of the Dune series of novels – the originals, that is.. the ones by Frank Herbert. This evening I started on Chapterhouse: Dune and that will complete the cycle. I’ve not read them all since I was around 16 years old. As I’m about to turn 31, it’s been enough time that I don’t remember what happens.
And with that, it’s off to watch TV on the PowerBook until I get to Minnesota.