Merry Christmas to those of you who are searching the web looking for something to read.
Quiet night around here. It was my first day back at work after the unpleasantness of the previous week. To be honest, I would have been far better off back in bed recovering. I came home tonight in tremendous pain and I don’t think a lot was accomplished by me being at work but lessons learned.
The best part of the day was that it was over at four. Wendy picked me up and we came home and I went to be for a while. She ordered pizza and let me sleep until around 6:00 p.m. We opened our stockings, inside was one of these.
Kevin is now in charge of the wifi.
Wendy gave me a new netbook (which is currently upgrading from WIndows 8.1 to 10). I missed the entire Windows 8 experience and in the 5 minutes I played with it, I can see why so many of you hated it. There was a new wireless mouse in there.
The boys got me a netbook bag as well as some hiking stuff. They also gave me a bunch of books on everything from war journalism to The Generals by Thomas E. Ricks, a book I have wanted since it was released and I read this article in The Atlantic. It will make some great early 2016 reading.
All of them got together and gave me a Ricoh Theta S which should be a lot of fun. If you have never heard of a Ricoh Theta S, it takes 360 degree spherical images, a kind of a virtual reality camera that is about the size of a Nintendo Wii controller. It should be a lot of fun to explore with.
Probably the gift I needed the most was a 500 lumen lantern that Oliver gave me for camping this summer. On a day where July seems very far away and the idea of hiking into the mountains seems even further, I really, really appreciated it.