August 28, 2012: A New Toy Arrives

Woke up late today, again, but still in time to get in to the office on time.  Just had to rush a bit this morning.

Work was pretty busy today.  One of those days where I feel like my head is a bit spinning and I have a hard time getting a good grasp onto everything that needs to be done, is being done, etc.

I worked through lunch which I have been doing more and more lately.  I just don’t seem to have the time to get to everything if I take a break in the middle of the day.  To much to do.

Dominica’s P90X exercise program that she got for her birthday arrived today and she did her first day of exercise.  She is really happy with the workout.  I am thinking about doing it as well but not today for me.  Too much to do.

A cool present arrived from Unitrends today.  Dominica messaged me at work to tell me that a large box had arrived.  I’m excited, can’t wait to get home to see what it is.

After work I hit the gas station and fueled up the jalapeno-mobile and headed for home.

The new package turned out to be a 1U Intel-based VMWare ESXi server built for me pre-loaded with the brand new Unitrends Enterprise Backup NFR software.  Very cool.  I’m among the first (or possibly the first ) to be running with it.

I didn’t get much of a chance to play with the Unitrends toys tonight because they didn’t send me a password for the box.  So I’ll have to talk to them tomorrow.  It’s a rack mount unit which will be perfect for my rack lab in the back room.

We went out to Brookhaven for dinner tonight.  It is kids’ night.  Both girls were perfect angels tonight.  Both did a great job of eating their meals, being quiet, sitting still throughout the meal.  Luciana was so cute, she walked over to the kids’ table to tell us that she wanted a cupcake when her meal was done.  It was adorable.

After dinner Dominica wanted frozen yoghurt so we drove up to Frankford and got some froyo up there at Yogurtland.

Dominica’s birthday present arrived today, she got the P90X exercise videos that Jeremy has been using.  She has been excited to get into P90X and get started on some extreme exercise.  So she started doing that today.  I am planning on starting that myself in a few days.

It was almost Ciana’s bedtime by the time that we got back to the house.  We got the kids off to bed.  Tonight Liesl and I finished reading the first book in the Winnie the Pooh series.  She has really been enjoying me reading those to her every night.  There are almost two weeks of stories in one book.  Tomorrow night we will likely start on “The House at Pooh Corner.”

Tonight Dominica and I watched The Rebound on Netflix.  Not bad.  Not great, but not bad.  Good actors.  It was cute.  Then we watched My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend but that wasn’t very good.  Then off to bed.

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