It's 6:30pm and I'm starting the first night of my first stint on nightshift at my new position. I've been lucky in that each time I was up for nights, some big shake up happened and I got passed over. Well...it's now time...and I'm putting one night in before leaving for Kenya for 3 weeks! Oh well, maybe they'll keep me on nights longer than usual to make up for it.
Actually, I don't mind nights too much, so long as I have a project to keep me busy. I plan on hitting the books for Windows Server 2008 so I can upgrade my MCSE to whatever it is called now. BTW, I passed all 3 Exchange 2007 exams over the last few months also, so after the MCSE upgrade, I'll be done with Microsoft exams for a while...though there is some kind of massive security exam I'm supposed to take too for my job...well I'll get to that when I get to it. And of course, during my weekends I'll have *tons* of time in the early mornings to myself, some of which will be spent levelling my 4 World of Warcraft characters up to 80 (they are all 4 70 now, woot!), and hopefully some doing other projects like maybe actually learning some Arabic!
Last night, I finished my 12 hour day shift, headed home and managed to stay up til 4am before crashing and sleeping til 11am. Not feeling very good atm as I've got a nasty cough, but I'm here and will be procuring excessive amounts of supplementary caffeine to help me through the night. Tomorrow I will sleeeeeeeep...then get up and pack for our trip to Kenya/Uganda! We leave 4am on Monday the 15th and will be back on Jan 8. Should be lots of fun and we are really looking forward to staying with Josh and Audra and their parents. It'll be my first time to the "real" Africa (somehow Djibouti and Egypt don't seem to count) and Kerri's 3rd time back to Kenya.
Rowan will be turning 7 on the 18th, so that'll be fun too.