A last-minute vacation day

I realized last night that there was no way I could do everything I needed to do before our getaway this weekend without having more time. And the only way to make more time was to take a last-minute vacation day today, which I did.

I was up at 7 AM, and between 7 AM and 3 PM, I worked non-stop to get things done. I picked up my suit from the cleaner. I did laundry. I ate some breakfast and then headed to the gym, where I did a short (20 minute) cardio workout. After the workout, I got a haircut. Then I returned the DVR cable box to Comcast. (They’d been charging me a monthly fee for this box even though I never ended up using it.)

At noon, I called into a work meeting. I also updated the maps on my Garmin GPS today. I now have the most recent version of maps (2009 edition) and I know they are recent because they finally have vickyandnorm‘s street.

I cleaned up the house some, did more laundry, and finally got around to packing for our trip to the Homestead tomorrow. By the time I’d finished everything up it was 3:15 and time for me to head over to Kelly’s. I left my house at 3:15 and got to Kelly’s around 4:30, mainly because I took a different route that ended up taking me through Georgetown on the Friday evening before Memorial Day weekend. In hindsight, this was probably a mistake.

Kelly got home a few minutes after I got to her place. We went to Bertucci’s for dinner and by the time we got back from dinner, I was pretty tired, and decided to call it an early night, while she stayed up and watch some TV.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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