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March 15, 2006

Hayden, Vegas and beyond

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I have to say that before our trip to Vegas I was pretty nervous how Hayden would handle the whole trip – plane ride and all. He proved to me that there was absolutely nothing to worry about. I thought he’d freak out on the plane because of the noise, or his ears popping, or because he had to stay in his seat but the little guy was a champ. He gave Aunt Tomi a bit of trouble one night but she had her backup with her, Kevin, who was able to take over and entertain him when needed. Hell, he behaved better in Vegas than I did! I think he really enjoyed going on the trip but by the end I think he was ready to go to “Hayden’s house” as he calls it.

We did a lot of stuff in the short amount of time we were there. We “upgraded” from a mid-sized car to a (gasp) minivan because it was free and had a built in carseat. Nickey, Hayden and I went to Hoover Dam on Saturday and ended up in Arizona – which isn’t hard since half the dam is in Az. Hayden peed on rocks all along the way, it seemed as though we were stopping every 20 minutes so he could go. Nickey and I went to Spagos that night and on a Gondola ride to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. While in Vegas we gambled a little (I won a co-worker $790 off of a $15 bet on the roulette table!), went to way too many buffets, walked the strip, and did a little shopping. It was a good trip all-in-all.

On to the non-Vegas stuff.

Nickey has only 2 more classes left before she can take her Realitors exam. Once she’s done with that then she has to go to training with her agency for 6 weeks (I think). She’s pretty excited and little nervous as well – I think she’s going to be great as a Realitor. Hayden will be going to a Montessori school starting in April – I really think he needs the socialization and that the break from Mom will be a good thing. His school is less than a mile from Nickey’s agency so she’ll be able to have lunch with him from time-to-time and he probably won’t be spending full days there most of the time. We both agree he needs some friends his own age to play with.

I got a new laptop a few weeks ago but haven’t gotten it fully working yet. It’s a compaq presario v2310us with an AMD Turion 64bit 1.6Mhz. It has a 14″ widescreen and I’ve got all of it working except for the built in wifi. The display works with the default xf86config config but there isn’t any acceleration yet because it’s just using the defaults – gotta build xorg. Fun stuff.

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