Well we got back Wednesday morning around 1am EST. In a 13 day span I drove 2,761 miles and used 90.795 gallons of gas. Comes out to be almost 30 miles per gallon, not bad for my little Scion tC. My wife and I shot over 400 pictures and they will soon be uploaded online for everyone to see. I am going to bet over half of those are my new nephew Nathaniel who was born to my older brother Jon.
On the first day of my vacation while driving, I was greeted with a Cisco PIX that completely died. I worked with RackSpace from 10:21am EST till 5:07pm EST getting our entire cluster of sites back online. The new PIX did not have all of our previous rules from some reason which ended up blocking several services (DNS and Mail). After that incident things seemed to run fairly smoothly. I guess one major disaster and the cluster felt like I had suffered enough.
I love going home to see our families and getting to catch up on old times with friends from long ago, but I am always glad to come home. There was a reason I left little Joplin, Missouri, everyone knew your business and wanted to be a part of it some how.
iNET did well without me for 13 days which was great to hear. I am scared sometimes that if something happened to me what would happen to the company. I’m sure they would go on without me, but I certainly don’t want to make it hard on them if something every did.