It is just past midnight and I’m in the lab. I had to figure something out, and the experiment takes several hours. I wanted to take the kids to swimming and dance lessons this morning, so when you start at 3 PM you work until 1 AM. It looks like it is turning out correctly, so I’m happy. I won’t know for sure until the data is analyzed…which takes all night. I’ll look at it tomorrow night or Monday AM.
It used to be that I never left the house after dark. Not because I didn’t want to, but because my life didn’t afford it. Oh, correct me, I’m wrong. I went outside after dark when I took the kids to beavers in the winter. I was still home in time to have the kids in bed around 8 PM. Now not only do I have time to work into the wee hours, which doesn’t happen that often… I’m mostly out of the lab around 5:30, I do get to go out and have fun after dark on occasion.
We survived the holidays. Having Mom here to visit was great. She got to spend lots of time with the children. Going forward, between now and the end of February I will see Monster Jam, Rick Mercer, and the trio of Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall, as well as present a poster of my work in San Diego. For a short month, it is going to be packed.
Jack asked me this morning if I ever thought my kid would ask me if they were just dropping me off at the subway or if they were coming with me. Hehehe as if. I would like to see some real snow, though. It would be really cool to be in the woods behind Grandad’s house cross-country skiing. Ah well, that time will come again someday. For now, I’ll look forward to being at an ocean-front hotel in San Diego in the middle of winter. For someone who had never travelled outside Canada until 2 years ago, this is another unusual thing.
Ok, the thing is almost done running. Nytol…