November 30th, 2005

Where in the USA Is Andyhat?

I can't believe it's been almost two months since I updated this thing. There have been plenty of things I've meant to post, but somehow it just doesn't seem to happen. Oh well.

Anyways, I figure I should at least post something about where I'll be for the next few months (and my copy of Dragon Quest 8 is being borrowed for the evening, so I can't play that instead of posting).

I was originally scheduled to be in San Francisco through December, but the project I was on is coded, the critical user acceptance tests have been passed, and client personnel have been trained sufficiently to take over maintenance, so I'll now be done here tomorrow. My flight home is booked for Friday; I haven't decided yet whether to go home on Thursday or stick around and be a tourist for a day.

Pending final approval, next week I'll be in Chicago for training. The week after that I'll start in Charlotte, where I'll be until sometime in February or March when they're ready to start a new project in San Francisco. At least, that's the plan right now. It will be very weird not to have my 12 hours per week of reading on planes, and I suspect I won't be keeping up nearly as well with The Economist, New Scientist, The New York Review of Books, or the bunches of other magazines I get. But it will be nice to get home before 11pm on Fridays and be able to leave when I want on Sunday night rather than worrying about catching a 7:06pm flight.

For Christmas, I'll be in Milwaukee, with a side trip to Albuquerque for a cousin's wedding on the 27th, and then home for New Year's Weekend (4 days in a row at home! Woohoo!)