nimitzbrood (nimitzbrood) wrote,

When is a vacation not a vacation?

July 19, 2009 7:51 PM 7/19/09

When you spend the weekend supporting all the computers an technology that everybody brought with them on the trip. I’m not supporting everything but so far I’ve had to deal with wireless connectivity issues, misc hardware, and an errant wireless Wii sensor bar.

On other fronts there was a conflict between myself and my mother-in-law that mirrors a great number of events over the almost fifteen years of my marriage. I probably won’t post the details even f-locked but it’s just par for the course and I just lost it.


I’m not really relaxed but I refuse to be chased home without at least trying. And it isn’t fair to my wife for us to leave early nor is it a good thing in general.

I guess....I’lll just have to try to relax.

I’ve gotten nothing of what I wanted to do done and have had at least one day of stress symptoms while I’m here.

I never thought I’d have to try harder to relax.

I think part of the problem is the amount of noise and the closeness of the people in the house. It’s like being at a constantly loud convention or party without a way to get away. I can seclude myself in the bedroom downstairs then I get complaints from people about not being social. You’d think after almost 15 years of knowing that I’ve got problems with people and crowds and so forth they’d get a clue that I have to have time away but that does not appear to be the case.

And really that’s what I wanted out of this vacation was time and quiet and I don’t seem to be getting that. How is it fair that others are getting what they want out of this vacation and I can’t? It sucks. Maybe now that the wedding is over I’ll be able to get what I need out of these last few days until we leave on Thursday.

In other news my daughter is a little scratched up from the force of gravity and momentum while walking down the hill. She’s fine and like I have in the past will heal up quickly. (Mom - the equivalent of when I went down the hill with the skateboard at grandma’s.) Despite what people say might have happened I maintain that she _did_ _not_ hit her head. (No bruising, no abrasions, no lump, etc. I didn’t even see the accident and I was able to figure out she didn’t hit her head dammit.)

Anyway....I’m still uploading trip pictures to my private server and will chunk them all to a Flickr account at a later time. Most of them are boring as hell but there are some really good ones I got while we were driving around the lake. I’m also hoping to get some manual star shots of the night sky using my A570 even though I didn’t have a tripod. There are plenty of instructions on the web about how to set the manual settings for 10 - 12 second stellar exposures. And with the edge of the Milky Way actually visible out here I really really want a picture of that if I can get it. I just hope the A570 keeps the manual settings after I turn it off. It should but we’ll see if that’s true.

Well...back to trying to relax without my head pounding...
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