I just dropped my lovely wife and wonderful girls off at the airport. They're leaving for a 12-day visit with her parents in Wyoming. Since I'm still new at the job, I don't have that kind of vacation to spend. (But at least we're able to afford the tickets!)
It'll be a strange two weeks, being a bachelor again. On the one hand, I'll have time for all the geeking out I kvetch about not having time for. On the other hand, we'll really miss each other badly. And that's not all; I promised Cecilia I'd email her pictures of the pet fish she got for her birthday.
I'll also miss cooking for them. I enjoy cooking, but doing so for just myself generally doesn't seem to be worth the trouble. I expect to revert to my bachelor eating habits, eating fairly decently but mostly out of cans. (I laid in a supply of frozen pizza and other goodies last time I went to the store, too.)
Two positive developments of the time alone is that I'll be able to make headway on fixing the settings that prevent my CD burner from working, and clean up my review to-do list for Destroy All Monsters. I also hope to share some fun time with friends.
I'm sure I'll post about my experiences more later on. I just dropped them off, and their flight hasn't even left yet, so right now their absence hasn't quite hit me.
Update: Byzantium's Shores has a prediction of the result of my solitude.