It’s been weeks since I updated the blog – to say things have been busy would be an understatement. I’ll run down the laundry list to get caught up!
Work has been really taking off. I’ve been back with Microsoft for about a month and just returned from my first business trip. Our hospital product, Amalga, is very exciting. We’re working very hard with our clients to make sure that v2 makes some dramatic improvements. I was in Washington DC all of last week working with our DC Health Solutions Group office. I’m helping drive the back-end performance. In addition, my boss has asked if I will start working closely with the team in Beijing – which may include travel, too. Hmmm… DC and Beijing are on opposite ends of the planet – this could get very interesting.
The annual church musical consumed a great deal of my free time in November. We had five performances this year spanning December 5, 6, and 7. I think the sound support this year was even better than last year. Mike and I (the two sound guys) really worked hard to make sure that the 100+ audio scene changes happened on time. That’s more than one every minute – kept us quite busy. The cast, orchestra, choir, and crew did a great job – people really enjoyed it. As a side note, three days after the last performance our giant, 40-channel sound console died – completely conked out. We hope to have it back in service by early January. In the meantime, we’re renting equipment.
Jessica is home from Chicago! I’m sure that there will be numerous updates over the next few weeks on activities around the house. On the left is a really poor camera-phone photo of Jessica in the Chicago airport, taken by me! I surprised her in the terminal. She didn’t know that I had been in DC all week, or that I had timed my flight from Chicago to Seattle as closely to hers as possible. It’s a terrible photo, but perhaps you can capture a little of her disorientation after unexpectedly seeing me in the airport. Once she began to recover, she blurted out, “What’s all of this rumpus!”
We picked up a Christmas tree yesterday; Anne decorated it today. This year’s theme: Snowmen! It’s really very cute, while remaining very homey. She even added a new ornament this year just for me – it’s a beautiful glass creation, hand painted… of a motorcycle! I hope to have some photos in the next few days to share.
That’s the quick update – expect a flurry of updates over the next month.