March 30, 2006

Behold, The Power of Breeze

As you saw, this morning didn't exactly start off well, what with the Great Computer Crash of '06 and all. Then, of course, I got frustrated as I do when severed from the technology I love. The help desk dude eventually came (I guess it was wrong to expect him to be there waiting when I rolled into work at 7), swapped out a hard drive and I was good to go with a replacement laptop. Then, however, I was forced to embark on a day-long cruise of conference rooms. Lots of meetings. Lots. Then? A ray of hope. My final meeting of the day was cancelled. I packed up my stuff, made a mad dash for the car, barely escaping work's bizarre gravitational field, and headed for home. Traffic was no obstacle; mere mortal commuters bowed before my insanely efficient driving skills. Red lights proved no match for timing even the Swiss would admire with awe. Only the laws of physics in any way prevented an instantaneous journey home, and even they didn't put of their usual fight. The goal? My wife, my daughter, spring blossoms, and a warm breeze.

...more, of course, at flickr...

Posted by Chris at March 30, 2006 07:53 PM

Beautiful. :)

Posted by: Heather at March 30, 2006 09:01 PM

The one on Flickr where she's smiling so big is SO adorable!

Posted by: Emily at March 30, 2006 09:10 PM

Glad to hear you got to enjoy a good portion of your afternoon. This is the hardest part of tax season when all you want to do is go outside and enjoy the nice weather but you're stuck inside crunching numbers.

Posted by: Beth in StL at March 30, 2006 09:12 PM


(I thought in the 3rd photo that you have a tattoo on your neck.)

I always made it my personal mission to make friends with the help desk guys. Still, their advice to me was always, "Did you reboot?"

Posted by: kalisah at March 30, 2006 09:17 PM

Wow she is really growing fast! Such a beauty.

Posted by: Melissa at March 30, 2006 10:35 PM

Yep, she is. Glad your day improved. My Christmas decorations are now stashed and it's not even Easter yet. Yee Haw.

She looks so content.

Posted by: ann adams at March 30, 2006 10:44 PM

Excellent! There's that blue sky again.

Posted by: Kris at March 30, 2006 10:45 PM

Glad you're computer is up and running. I mean, what the hell did we do without them? Great pics.

Posted by: Melissa at March 30, 2006 11:33 PM

Lovely! The day that started crappy for you seems to have ended quite nicely. Good for you!!! I aspire to have that myself one day {sigh} ;)

Posted by: Kate at March 30, 2006 11:53 PM

And now, it's Friday, which is the new Thursday, if you have to work on Saturday, which I do. So this post is totally relevant to me in it's Thursdayness, even though it's Friday now.

I'm just sorry I didn't get to read it yesterday, when it was actually Thursday, which is the new Wednesday.

Posted by: Contary at March 31, 2006 07:10 AM

Home's the best place.

BTW - I couldn't comment on your Morgan post. Got an error message. Excellent post
I hate computer problems. But work problems are better than home problems. Free help desk, you know.

Posted by: cas at March 31, 2006 08:42 AM

they are lucky women.

Posted by: kara at March 31, 2006 09:25 AM

seriously? HOW DO YOU GET YOUR PICS TO LOOK LIKE THAT?? i bow to your obvious holiness.

Posted by: brianna at March 31, 2006 11:44 AM

There is no better ending to a day than that right there. Hope your weekend is more of the same!

Posted by: MelissaS at March 31, 2006 12:34 PM

Uh, I thought you WERE the IT guy. "Physician Heal Thyself"

Adorable pictures.

Posted by: Debbie at March 31, 2006 12:42 PM

Two lucky girls.
Beautiful photos.

Posted by: Jenn at April 1, 2006 07:40 PM