I am taking great pleasure in the mundane this extended weekend. As of right now I have done five loads of laundry, reconciled a month of receipts, paid a month's worth of bills, gone shopping at the co-op and stocked up on healthy foods, dropped our bikes off to be tuned so we can sell one of our cars and I can start biking to work, properly filed all sorts of miscreant papers, update Windows, defraged the hard disks, backed up, and deleted/installed appropriate applications on all three of our computers, and cleaned the kitchen.
If I've learned one thing from the technology industry it's the power of infrastructure. I can trace large amounts of wasted time, foiled plans and unnecessary anxiety to bad infrastructure. And I'm not talking about servers and disk arrays, I talking about things like not having phone number consolidated, having mail pile up, an empty fridge, a bicycle with flat tires, no monthly budget . . . it's this paucity of quality domestic infrastrcuture has vexed me. So as Summer kicks off we're focusing attention on laying the groundwork for a great rest-of-year. Yay!