Just got back from vacation (which is why there's been a flurry of updates);
Erica and I spent a week up in Unity
with my mom, helping out
around the house and generally getting a little rest for a change. It's
unbelievable how much cleaner the air is out there compared to Chicago, and
more generally, how quiet and slow life is for most folks, as opposed to
the average worker-bee in the city. It's fantastic unplugging for a while;
puts the job, bills, and life in general into the proper perspective.