I have three things left that I am trying to accomplish prior to leaving on vacation. I started the day with four, but I managed to get one off my plate a little bit earlier in the day. Each of them represents between three and four hours of work, so it will be interesting to see if I make it or not. Of course, if I don’t make it nothing happens. Since next week is the Thanksgiving week, traditionally, by the rhythm of the business, we will accomplish nothing during that week since most of leadership will simply be gone. Since we are in a top down environment right now that means everything will come to a grinding halt. It will all patiently wait for me to return from vacation.
Speaking of vacation, I am looking forward to the trip, though it is going to be a relatively fast turnaround one. That is fine - I spent two weeks in South Dakota earlier this year, so a far week at the holiday season will be enough of a visit for me. I am sure my parents will wish that I was there longer - but in reality, from many prior visits, four or five days is about the proper length of time. Much longer and you start to run out of things to talk about. I am going to travel as lightly as I can, just to see if I can. My intention is to travel only with Maximus, my backpack - a change of clothes, a small toilet kit, and I should be good.