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Commando moving

  • 19th Dec, 2004 at 10:11 PM

This weekend has been quite busy. Jeff Bailey came up over the weekend, and I hung out with him for a while on Friday night. He's going to be moving to Montréal next year, so we'll have plenty of time to hang out together then.

On Saturday, I spent the whole day hacking away at a really stupid authentication problem. It turns out that it was caused by an interaction of two bugs, which made the problem show up incredibly rarely at work, and almost always in the field.

Today, I woke up really late. This is probably due to sleep deprivation. I think I slept a total of seven hours from Wednesday to Saturday. I seem to have recovered quite well, and it still astounds me that I was coherent when I studied at Waterloo. In any event, Daryl and I went cooking crazy. We started by making Rice Krispies Squares—one thing led to another and we eventually ended up with onion rings, chips, and fried bell peppers.

Now I'm slowly moving my things from the master bedroom into the sunny bedroom. This is one of the many preparatory steps in getting Julie here. The next ones include getting the rental van on Tuesday, driving it down to Waterloo, packing all the stuff that can fit into the van, giving away all the stuff that cannot, and then driving the van back here and unpacking.

All this has to happen before 1500h on Friday. That's when I catch a train to Toronto, and on Sunday morning I'm flying to Hong Kong. I haven't been back there in 21 years, so I'm sure that lots of people will tell me stories of how little and adorable I was. In fact, I remember little of Hong Kong, save for an apartment building that's now demolished. I'll be staying there until January 16, and I have no idea what kind of Internet access I'll have.

Actually, now that I think of it, I'm dreading that part. Not really the lack of Internet access, but more the huge deluge of e-mail waiting in my inbox when I come back. It's sort of like cleaning your room by piling all the mess in your closet. It's great until you actually want something, so you open the door and it buries you. Yikes.

I'm not sure how restful this trip will be, nor do I think I'll be that rested within a few days of returning. I suppose it will be an adventure, though. Wait a minute, I loath adventures.


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22nd Dec, 2004 04:53 (UTC)
Simon...remember..it's SATURDAY MORNING (not SUNDAY!)...so don't make plans Saturday since you'll be on a plane off to HK!

You might have Internet access if your lucky. Uncle Steve might be able to let us use his office's computer for a short period of time since I need to answer coop job postings and such overseas...I'll TRY to let you use the computer if I can...but no promises!
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