I’m lying on my bed in my own bedroom with my feet up, Squeak lying beside me on the bed, and TJ sitting on the bedside table, both conveniently located for Daddy to pet them. Which Daddy is happily doing; I missed them too. Meanwhile Bubonicon 41 Author Guest of Honor Michael Cassutt is on The Universe on the German Bomber Channel (in this case, the History Channel.) I already got unpacked, which comes as something of a pleasant surprise.
I am a tired, tired creature.
Traveling always wears me out, even though I’m not generally doing much. I can’t say I did nothing at all: made good progress on the final draft of the action/adventure book and am nearing completion.
Thanks to everybody at Archon and the Archon Masquerade crew for another great time. Thanks to Mike and Karla Weaver for putting me up before and after the con, Joan-Marie Knappenberger and John Novak for shuttling me around, and Jim White and Cindy “Farmer” Payant for letting me print boarding passes and giving me a garden tour.
Big thank you to Joe for looking after the house and critters, and Steve and Kathy Kubica for watering the square foot garden and driving me to and from the airport.
And thanks to all the old friends I got to see at Archon for being part of my life.
Getting maudlin here … time to move on … on other fronts, the EEE received, as Steve pointed out at dinner tonight, its first extended test doing what I primarily got it to do. And it passed with flying colors. It is most successfully small and handy. It was a lot easier to fit into the backpack and noticeably lighter than any notebook computer I’ve had. The small screen is fine, only becoming an issue when I go back to the Toshiba and think, “Wow, what a giant screen this is.” There are some tricks with the keyboard, owing to compressed controls rather than key size, which doesn’t feel hugely less than a regular keyboard.
One thing I have got to fix soon is the EEE’s tendency to have the cursor click on anything it lingers over for any length of time.
It was good to go. It was good to come back. I’ve much to do.