4/14/2003

Decompressed

Filed under:General — eric @ 5:00 am

The play I was drafted into finished its run a week ago, and it had a very successful run. I spent most of the week since then decompressing.

The weather was cold and wet. We had another ten straight days of rain, but unlike the last time the rain was gentle. The cool air kept the ground from drying, so there wasn’t much I could do around the farm. I did manage to work like a madman over the weekend, though, as the skies cleared and the temperatures rose. All seven spring beds have now been prepped, and three have been planted. The other four will get their seeds and seedlings this week, and then next weekend I’ll get to work like a madman again to get the seven summer beds ready. It will be a lot easier to prep them, though, as they were the spring and fall beds from last year, and so have no sod to bust. I also need to start the tomato, pepper, and eggplant seedlings in the greenhouse. Several weeks behind schedule, yes, but I’ll get caught up soon enough.

On top of that, I had one of those amazingly productive weeks at work, which kept me from writing even a few words here. It’s cutting edge work, using XSL stylesheets to transform complicated XML data into very flexibly defined PDF documents. How-to books on this new technology are just now coming out, but what I’m doing is well beyond much of the tutorials (and in some cases beyond the technology itself). I’m making it work, though, and I find it very satisfying, like a grand logic puzzle.

Also, my Friday Photo “Spring” entry was deemed to be “noteworthy”, which was nice. My spirits have lifted, just in time for my body to come down with a cold. Or SARS. Whichever… I’ll work right through it.

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