Tuesday, May 03, 2005

I'm Still Around

After spending five days on the road with little or no internet access, I'm finally home and back online. We borrowed an older laptop with Windows 98 and it became very clear that Windows 98 was not designed for laptops. At least, not for laptops that leave the house or office. We got connectivity for a combined total of about 10 minutes, though we tried in every hotel room we stayed in. The ten minutes was after a call to tech support and it came in two five minute chunks. Ah, the joys of Windows...

We had a great time. The boys were swimming every day. Nathan can swim without any help if we put water wings on him. He usually wears a floating ring around his waste and chest as well, but that's actually not a requirement. He loves the water!! Isaac can also swim with the ring and water wings, but he'd rather cling to someone, so he usually does that, though Jill and I push him back and forth between us and he enjoys that as well. He's actually a bit more of a natural swimmer than Nathan. Nathan tries to run in the water.

Anyway, I'm back and ready for another day at work. I'm sure that most of my day will be spent picking up the pieces of being out of the office for three days, but that's the price I pay.

One last thing, if you're driving through Indiana, the Hampton Inn in LaPorte is a great place to stop for the night. It's about 30 minutes west of South Bend, significantly cheaper and very comfortable and quiet. We got a two room suite which was very nice and still under $100 after taxes. So, there's my room recommendation from the trip.