I'm on vacation right now. Sorta. Mostly consisting of me sitting around the house and attending to stuff that I don't normally take the time for. I had a grand scheme to drive up to Julian for some pie last week, but there was some sort of wildfire going on there, so I figured that was a bad idea. What it did do was bookend the yearly family memorial day event, so it didn't end out nearly as exhausting a holiday as usual. Not having to go to work the day after we did a big nature hike and day at the park was really nice (sunburn bad!). Oh... And unbeknownst to us, the little park we choose happened to be right next to the local VFW and someone decided to land helicopters there. Including a pretty cool military one. Was a great bonus for the kids, even the older ones.
Sadly, this weeks days off will be short since I have Jury duty starting tomorrow. Should be fun though. Oddly enough, this is the first time I've actually been called in for duty. Every time before this, I get one of the standby notices, check it each day for a week, and never have to come down. Funny thing is I was talking to a friend of mine just a couple months ago about this, and he lamented that he *always* got summoned and had to spend a day or more. Apparently, I ticked off the god of karma with that one.