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The past week has been tiring. Returning to school has been stressful for mzkero. Managing schedules and baggage from previous semesters is challenging and not surprising but is having an impact on the rest of the family. Not complaining (at least trying not to), just acknowledging. Also, work has been particularly annoying and tiring. Mostly, end of quarter stuff and lots of customer challenges. Nothing disastrous just relentless.

J had two migraines last week. While that's bad, he seemed to recover more quickly from the one on Thursday. I suspect the second was triggered by the lack of sleep from us attending the Red Sox’s game on Tuesday night and us not being home (parent-teacher visits) on Wednesday evening to make sure he went to bed early. I think he might have had a low-level one most of Wednesday and didn't say anything (urgh, it’s much easier to stop them early!!). But the boys loved the game. It was their first MLB game in person and the Moogy Betts hit two home runs over the "green monster" J was particularly thrilled to attend the game. It's one of those parenting moments when your kid's enjoyment far exceeds what you expected. In hindsight, I wonder if some of the excitement was the manic behavior we frequently experience prior to a migraine, although there typically isn't a very long lag between manic and migraine.

On a positive note, we met J's and S's teachers and I'm optimistic. S's teacher, while new to the school, is very experienced and appears to have the necessary skills for managing his challenges. Although, they gave her most of the high-energy/sports boys. Not the easiest task but she's raised a couple of their own so at least she has experience. J's teachers seem to be a good fit, especially his academic support teacher. He actually came home and said, "Mr S is AWESOME". And after speaking to Mr S, I think we have the potential for a better academic year.

Gaelen and I had a medieval event this past weekend. It was unusually hot and humid but we did well. I got to catch up with friends that I don't see very often (even though some of them live 5 minutes away).

House renovations are progressing well. A couple of glitches but the contractor has been more than willing to address them. Actually, the contractor's direct crew is AWESOME. A couple of their subs are less than awesome. I'm really looking forward to the boy's rooms being done. Having S sleeping in our room is less than ideal - although the dog is going to miss sharing S’s bed.

Ok, time to start my week.
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This is the video for the BBN fund raiser. I think the video is pretty cool.

A Knight's Poem from Buckingham Browne & Nichols on Vimeo.

A couple of still shots )
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Inae delivered the baby at 12:35 today at Newton Wellsley hospital. She would love visitors. Rm 508. Ill post specifics later but he's smaller than Julian
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I accidentally changed the trip computer in my truck to metric. Miles per gallon was replaced with liters by 100km. I thought it was interesting that they report volume per distance as opposed to the other way around.
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And I really don't want to re-price this proposal again.

Some might be accurate )


Jul. 9th, 2008 02:14 am
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Newark adventure continued

Rental car for the day - Mustang converible (my female colleague only allowed me to have the top down on the way back to the airport. Something about not wanting big wind blown hair for the meeting)

Meeting. Successful but ran overtime. Typical for these guys.

Reschedule 7:30 flight (which took off on time) to 9pm. Too late foir Indian dinner in Oak Grove Village with Indian colleagues.

Get to the airport and find the flight is delayed until 10:10. Damn - could have had Indian food! We grab dinner in airpirt that is cut short because departure time is now 9:22. We board the flight and wait on an active taxi way. Estimate wheels up time 11pm. I should have drove home in the Mustang.

Flight karma is now back in balance


Jul. 8th, 2008 12:17 pm
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Reasonable traffic to the airport

No lines at the airport

Flight leaving on time

A window exit row seat with no one in the middle

This is too good. Either this afternoon's meeting is going to be a disaster or I'll be trapped on the runway for hours


Jul. 3rd, 2008 02:26 pm
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Having someone on a window washing rig doing repair work on your office window is very distracting. Not that I need a lot of help today.

One more meeting and I think I'm going to head out to the barn and ride. Sorry to say, I don't remember the last time I was able to ride on a non weekend day.
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Well I'm posting from a stuck elevator at work. Don't worry the elevator company is on its way and I'm pretty sure I on the lowest floor. Kind of funny I guess. That what I get for not walking two flight of stairs.

Oh well. Glad I ate the popcorn at 7pm.

Unfortunately I didn't bring my laptop and blackberry reception is spotty so at 30 minutes I'm getting a bit bored.

Edit. I'm out. A bored engineer isn't a good thing or maybe ok in this case


Apr. 15th, 2008 04:31 pm
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For those of you who aren't on [ profile] mzkero lj or haven't heard already

We are expecting our second child.

And no it wasn't an accident

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Sorry the picture was taken with a camera phone so the quality isn't so good.

Yee Ha

Of course, his Parrain B noticed he was having a trouble mounting and discounting. So Parrain B went into the wood shop and 15 minute later fit a new wood step. (see at the bottom). Are we surprised he loves the new toy?

Oh BTW - the hat is also a Christmas present from Parrain B and Aunt K.
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Chinese Toy Recall
Originally uploaded by SWVENABLE
Bad Joke
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Hopped an earlier flight from Newark. It left on time and landed early. I could get used to this
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I looked into installing a iPod connection in my truck and its surprisingly expensive ( over $300 for parts and installation). I was thinking about trying one the iTrip FM transmitters. I'll primarily being using it for audio books so I'm not too worried about high definition sound quality. Any one have experience using one around the Boston- Rt 128 area? I've seen a couple of used ones on Craig's List for approx $20. Worth it?
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I think the product marketing group was smoking something when they named this product

Link provided to show its not a joke.


Jul. 23rd, 2007 11:23 am
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For the record - 6am flights aren't fun
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Sending out a meeting invite at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm meeting is not a good thing. And everyone accepted in 5 minutes.

And then there's a part of me that remembers that this was fairly common a year ago.

And believe it or not, we aren't a start up. Oh well, better go read the RFP estimates. :(
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It's really unfortunate when a Program/Account Manager gets laryngitis and you get to croak at clients all day.
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