At home with me and my dad…

After a long and intense week in Austin (where we doing planning and prioritizing for about 200 folks for the next 100 days until the 2.5 Linux kernel feature freeze), I’m spending a couple of days in Chicago visiting my dad. (Ever since Mom died, I’ve been trying to spend more time visiting Dad; her death has reminded me how little time I might be able to have with my parents, so I should treasure them while they’re here.)

Yesterday, I did some telephone rewiring so that the DSL modem would be stable. This way, I should be able to visit my Dad more often, and be able to work from his house in Libertyville. I also got to see my nephew Justin. He’s started walking much more confidently now — it’s amazing to see how much he’s grown since just three weeks ago.

And now, it’s off to visit some of my father’s colleagues/friends at a Sunday morning brunch.