August 3, 2006

It is supposed to be so incredibly hot today that Consolodated Edison (the big power company down here) asked our facility to go to diesel generators for the day to reduce the draw on the power grid so that people would be able to use air conditioners at home without risking the loss of the whole grid. So I took that as a sign that it would be good if I worked from home today. That way my computer(s) in the office are off along with my three monitors and I am not sitting there generating heat making the air conditioning work harder.

It was tough sleeping last night but after two nights of getting almost no sleep at all I managed to sleep tonight even though it was so hot. It was less than six hours of sleep but it was soarly needed.

Working from home means that there is a lot of things that I am not able to do or at least not do quickly so the load tends to be a little lighter. I spent a good portion of the day working on a PHP program that I started a few days ago. I did a bunch of data entry and got some basics working. It has a long way to go but it is nice to see a usable system taking shape.

Dominica had plenty of work to do today too. She did some more homework that she is still behind on and she did several Fedora Core Linux installs today and she attempts to learn more about Linux.

Lunch was just left-overs from Tuesday night’s dinner at Bertucci’s. For dinner we ordered from Tanjore and Dominica drove out to pick it up.

We watched the first three episodes of BallyKissAngel tonight. Dominica has never seen the series before. I have never seen that much of it but I have definitely seen all of the episodes that we watched so far. In fact, the first episode was so familiar to me that I am sure that this was the third or fourth time that I have seen it at the very least. I am wondering whether or not I have seen the whole first season or not. I could easily have many years ago and not realized how much of it I had seen. It has definitely been quite a while. That is a pretty good show. The village in which the show is set, Avoca, is most likely the namesake of Avoca, New York which is Exit 1 off of US 390 not that far from Geneseo.

Dominica had a lot of Microsoft Access 2003 homework that she needed to do and was very busy working on that until after midnight. She couldn’t stay up too late tonight since she has an interview with a consulting firm in Woodbridge tomorrow. I just have the usual day at the office. I expect to be home by eight as long as no emergencies occur.

This weekend, for once, Dominica and I get to simply relax in New Jersey. This is our first weekend together without traveling in a long time and it could easily be more than a month before we get to relax this much again. Next weekend is very busy and I don’t even know how I am going to squeeze everything in as it is.

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