Ten days left until I'm on my way to the airport.
Yesterday my replacement at work started his job. He fell right into step, so that's good as I don't want to leave my co-workers in a tough spot with IT support issues.
On my lunch break I had my last dental appointment before my trip. Nothing special there, but medical things are important to handle before leaving because not only will I be in some questionable spots as far as medical support is concerned, I will also not have medical coverage since I am leaving my job and all of its benefits behind. Goodbye free dental care. Goodbye $5 immunization shots. Goodbye 401k.
After work I headed up to SF to hang out with Shannon, but she was gone by the time I got there. She was in from out of town and left early for some reason. Such is the nature of the traveler; we have to enjoy their company when they are present.
I ended up going to dinner with Donna, Lily and Allison at a great Italian place near Allison's place up in North Beach, Sodini's. I have to say, their lasagna was on par with that of The Stinking Rose. It was good to catch up with Allison since she's leaving SF this Friday to move back to SoCal. When we were done the weather had turned from chilly to really really cold wind and fog, which is weird since it was 90º on Sunday. Donna and I headed back to 4211 where Brianna was nursing a boil burn on her leg and making some kind of Mexican dinner with Terresina. Somehow I drifted off to sleep on the couch, waking up several times during the night as people came and went, and woke to a foggy, wet Ocean Beach.
2 miles south in Daly City the fog was so thick you couldn't see more than 100 feet ahead.
3 miles south in Colma the sun was out and it was warm.
50 miles south in Cupertino I arrived at the office under an overcast sky. 8 more days of work.
*sigh* I forgot some paperwork at the office that I need in order to get my Visas for Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It's funny how my mind works, I get so much good thinking done when I should be in deep sleep. And by "funny" I mean "kinda lame ...Continue reading …