May 12, 2013

A Trip to Seattle and then the Farm for Mother's Day


A Trip to Seattle and then the Farm for Mother's Day

Todd Swank's Diary Update for May 12, 2013


It was off to Seattle again this week to visit the old friends at Microsoft and learn more about their upcoming plans for Windows 8, Office 365, and all the exciting server products we're working on with them.  


We had some excellent meetings during the day and then a great time at dinner together on Wednesday night.  It actually turned out to be a bit rowdier than usual, which I very much appreciated.  There was a lot of weird chanting for Justin Bieber throughout the evening, but it would take me way too long to explain to you why that was funny.  Please just take my word for it that it was.


We stayed at a hotel on Lake Washington that was right next to a beautiful marina.  I hung out on this dock for awhile trying to hitch-hike on one of the big boats, but didn't have any luck.  I think I need to get a longer thumb.


I came home from Washington late Thursday night and headed to Grandma's farm in Iowa right after work on Friday.  There's just no rest for the wicked!  


It was well worth it, though.  Grandma Leona really likes seeing Miss Sheri and the boys for Mother's Day.  And maybe even me a little bit. 


As usual, the boys had a blast going on Uncle Jerry's 4 wheelers, even though we're still dealing with some long lingering wintry weather.  The 4 wheelers are awesome when it's 70 degrees outside, but when it's down in the 40's, it's just not quite the same.