Looking forward

I find that I don’t have much to write about lately. With the daily outrages of the Trump Crime Family gone, and COVID trending down, the topics of the past year are missing. That’s a good thing.

Also, I’m buried deep in work – team building and employee deconfliction in one gig, plain old team building and some political risk management in another, and loads of technical work on the quantum computing front. I’m writing use cases, creating architecture diagrams, writing detailed specs and reports – all the stuff I left behind twenty years ago when I became “manager” instead of “engineer”. It’s nice to know that I can still do this work.

I *am* making lots of travel plans again, and that’s fun. Travel starts again for me in late March, and then a steady diet of trips through June. It may not be the perfect time, but we’ll be vaccinated by then and as long as we (a) take precautions on airplanes and (b) only hang out with others who have also been vaccinated, I think our risk is low.

The desire to see the grandkids again is a constant physical ache. I’m missing so much. Almost four-year-old Hudson (above) has decided he can read all by himself, and asks for his his privacy to read. A chip off the old block. And Jessie is about to walk, just wandering around and smiling at everyone, as he does. I sure hope he keeps that happy personality as he grows up.

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