My wife is out of town for the next… God… eight days, meaning that not only am I on solo Daddy duty all week, but that I had to drive to Chicago and back today to get her to the train station. That’s only about a total of four hours of driving, especially if you discount all of the driving around in the city itself. That said, I rarely really drive longer distances at all any more, and I’ve been 75% asleep the whole time I’ve been home. There are tons of things that need to be done before I head off to work tomorrow, and instead I’m sitting in front of the TV with my laptop in its accustomed place, doing nothing in particular.
While we were in town we tooled around in Hyde Park a bit, since my wife had never seen the University of Chicago’s campus before. This particular spot in front of Swift Hall, which is where 90% of my classes were, holds a bit of personal importance to me, but it became real clear as we were walking around campus that between seventeen years of development and the fact that I was in grad school and really never entered the vast majority of the buildings on campus. Basically, my “tour” was “parking was bad but I don’t remember it being THIS bad… uh, this used to be a road… that building wasn’t here before… most of my classes were in this building… OH HERE’S THE BAR I LIVED IN FOR TWO YEARS!”
Which, really, is pretty much my grad school experience anyway.
Posting may be a bit light this week due to parental responsibilities. Feel free to buy a book if you miss me!