The P-man arrived home two days ago after a month away out on the west coast. He spent a week at a summer camp just outside the village I spent most of my first 12 years of life in, and the rest of it with his mom in Vancouver.
I was very seriously considering moving out to Vancouver so that we (P, his mom and I) could be closer together. However, she's still overly busy in film school and so I had to choose two out of: work, take care of P. or move. The P-man and KDE are not exactly optional in my life, so the move lost and it's another year at least in Calgary.
P's happy about it as he gets to do another year of school at a place that is really working for him along with 20-something friends he made last year.
So after a month of living on my own rhythms again (which happily coincided with Akademy, no less), it's back to getting up at 06:30, driving to the school twice a day, etc.
The upside is that I have my favourite person I know around again and we get to hang out and do stuff together. =)
We went through all P's clothes in prep for school, and I picked up a new desk for his room for him to work at along with a new inexpensive but rather capable laptop (amazing what you can get for CA$650 these days: 3GB RAM, 250GB drive, dual core 2.something GHz processor ... crazy) so he can continue to explore that little corner of the world as well. We already installed OpenSuse and put KDE 4.1 on the laptop, but the desk isn't quite assembled yet. I need to haul some things out of his room to make for it.
Today was also the first large grocery shopping I've done in a month. When on my own I usually just buy a couple days at a time for what I want to cook, and even then I usually only eat one or two actual "meals" a day (though I snack throug the rest as I feel like it). But with P. around there's a more steady regime to follow and it's harder to just drop by the store every day or two, so we tend to do a Big Trip to the grocery store every 10-14 days (more for certain produce items, though).
It's interesting how much having people around changes the schedule.
Anyways .. enough babbling. It's back to regular work and school tomorrow, and I promise my next blog entry will be about something slightly more technical. ;)