So the trip is gone... Life has just been speeding away

So, yes, I have been in Brazil. A long time ago! And I barely met anybody besides my family. At least that part was successful. I had a good time hanging out with my sister and my niece and nephew. Then I came back missing my friends more than when I left. But I guess that's how it works. I just need to figure out how to go back more often than once every 3+ years.

And how has Seattle been since I've arrived? Quite busy, unfortunately. Work has been a little crazy (7 days a week, many hours a day crazy), but hopefully things will quiet down a little soon (hope is the only thing left for me). Building some really interesting things, but I wished I had more time to be home and work on my projects at home. They now include:

  1. Finishing my entertainment center phase 1B (it's missing a door that I messed up when I made a hole on it, and I need to fix the drawers that don't open and close very smoothly)
  2. Work on a replacement alarm clock for the bedroom: I'm very frustrated by not being able to find an alarm clock that has all the features that I want, so I decided to build one. 
  3. Managing the Seattle Jewish Chorale website.  It uses GoDaddy's website builder tool, which is quite challenging to work with. That's why it's very hard to make the design work (besides the fact that I'm a terrible designer). But I'm slowly trying to clean it up and streamline the maintenance of it. My next project is to support a way for choir member to post events for other members to be aware of. The most challenging features of this is the need for privacy, but not require new login. So it's going to be a lot of pseudo-secure Javascript code. I hope it works well enough.

And, yes, I still have a wife with her projects, like her Turkorah . It's been quite busy in our household.