Well, since they’re now over, I can safely ask how everyone’s holidays went. Ours were pretty uneventful, which is a nice change. The last couple have been pretty crazy with traveling or some sort of emergencies and disasters. We decided to take it easy and keep everything low-key since our big excitement for the year will be happening in about two months. So, instead of hitting the parties and social events, I worked on the baby’s room while the wife did copious amounts of baking. I got a pretty nice Kindle as a present and I’ve been enjoying it very much. I’ve already read about half a novel on it. Mostly, I really enjoy the exceptionally long battery life. It’s estimated at 30 days per charge, which is incredible. I do need to find a case for it however. I was really wanting this one made by Moleskine, but apparently they’re discontinued and not made to fit my 3rd gen Kindle anyway.
As I mentioned before, I did a lot of work on the nursery over the break. It originally contained 12 (twelve!) large double drawer file cabinets with book cases on top of those cabinets. I’ll give you a minute to visualize what that looked like. It’s nearly all empty with the exception of a large computer desk in the corner dating back to the 50’s (completely solid steel, 500lbs at least) which I can’t move on my own and a fire safe that’s equally heavy. With the help of my father-in-law we managed to move out the rest, patch some holes in the sheet-rock and install a new ceiling fan. We’ll be painting this week and then new carpet goes in next week. On the up side, in the closet for the room, I did find a neat collection of old antique cameras which I instantly claimed as my own. There’s a little bit of everything in there. Kodak Brownies, Polaroid Land Cameras, old rangefinders from companies long out of business, all sorts of cool stuff. They’ll make a nice display somewhere, either in my game room or at work in my office. Did I mention I’m getting an office?
Anyway, I hope everyone had a good holiday, I hope you got exactly what you wanted and got to spend some time with your loved ones. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas everyone!