The last time I took a week off work using my paid vacation days was in 2012 when Reiko and I went to Nagasaki for a couple of days of fun and exploration. It's time I make use of the 36.5 banked days of vacation before they expire … again.
While it's not yet been approved by management, I've asked for the last week of November off in order to step away from the day job stuff and focus on more important things, like the family and 10C development. There will always be more corporate silliness waiting for me when I go back, but there will not always be more time with the people and puppy that have been growing increasingly concerned with the amount of time I spend working.
Hopefully the weather will cooperate so that we can go on some little day trips around the area.