I dropped my wife and kids off at the airport yesterday.  They are on a two-and-a-half month trip to Croatia.  I plan on doing a bunch of stuff to keep me from going mental^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h occupied, and I’ll let you all (OK, this is mostly for Bojana) in on what I’ve done.

So, after the drop-off, I went to Canadian Tire and bought myself a new drill and a sanding bit for one of my upcoming projects.  Since it was Canadian Tire, I also got pool shock and a stand-alone Lightning McQueen wading pool for Trevor and Owen that was on sale (shhhh!).

Since I’m alone, I intend to not use the AC _at all_ this summer.  To that end, I moved ping 2.0, my beloved iMac to the basement, where I can bask in the cool, cool air.   I thought I was going to have to bring the infrastructure down as well, but the wireless has full bars where the computer is, so I’m not going to bother.

Paul and Charissa are also away this week, one to WWDC and the other to training in Dallas. Mike, their usual house-sitter-dog-walker-cat-wrangler was only available late Sunday night, so I walked and fed Chewie.  He is cute and fluffy and a fun dog to hang around with.

Before bed, I emptied out the PVR, as another thing I don’t intend on doing this summer is lounging in front of the TV.  I’m returning it this week and canceling cable, at least for the summer.