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Old 12-20-2007, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default And So It Begins . . . .

Yep, the end-of-the-year-happy-holidays-holy-$#!+ vacation has begun! I'm just about to sign off a day of "working at home" and begin the party that should end somewhere around January 3.

The only drawback right now is that my wife is having the painters in. No, really, there are three dudes in my house right now, painting some cabinets, baseboards, walls, and what not. They've been here for a couple weeks and are wrapping up today. Get your mind out of the gutter!

Oddly enough, I don't intend to brew until, maybe, January 2. We're having a big New Year's Eve shindig over here, so I need all my temperature controlled space for serving and storage. I guess I could whip up another lager, but carboys take up more space than kegs. I have plenty to get me through, though, and I'll have some good time to fire up the barbeque put and fill up the freezer.

So, who else is taking some time off? What plans do you have? Make us all jealous!


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Old 12-20-2007, 04:17 PM   #2
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Sounds nice!

I'm going to guess that you've got a pretty decent tolerance, so it might take a little while for you to get your buzz on... so I'm in the pool at 2:00, Eastern time (not sure what the time difference is).

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Old 12-20-2007, 04:26 PM   #3
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I cant wait, tommorow we have a company dinner with all four employees attending, then I am off until Jan. 2nd. Time to visit family and friends, eat, drink, and be merry.
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:33 PM   #4
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Bah! I chewed up most of my vacation time in the summer taking the kids places. I'm one of those poor bastids that gets to work wed/thu/fri next week AND work on Monday the 31st.

I'm still going to brew 2 more times before eoy though.
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:39 PM   #5
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I'm ACTUALLY working from home today and "working" from home tomorrow - then off until the 2nd. I plan on doing plenty of drinking, but I have a bunch of projects too. I'm getting fairly close to having my basement project completed.

So, hoping to finish tile, doors and trim over the next week. I think it's doable.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:05 PM   #6
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I have to work Wed., Thurs., & Fri. next week, too. It'll be dead, so we'll be doing paperwork/busywork those days. I had the 'b/w week' off two years ago and it was nice. I'd like to do it again next year.

Fortunately, I do have NYE Monday off, so at least I get back-to back four-day weekends. I plan to brew a lager NY weekend.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:07 PM   #7
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Lets see, I haven't stepped into the office since the 4th or so.....been training in Va and Co since....and I don't go back till the 3rd or something, so it's been like a month off
I'm back!!!
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**** I have to work Christmas Eve and New Years Eve and what makes it Even better is I have to work nights.. Lovely I think I am going to brew again on the 29th before the UFC PPV. Merry Christmas Everyone

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Old 12-20-2007, 05:56 PM   #9
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I'm just going with a couple of 5 day weekends during the holidays. I hope to have time to bew 2-3 more batches in between whatever projects SWMBO comes up with...then there's Christmas...
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:10 PM   #10
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i'm done after fri til jan 2. family, friends and drinking. hopefully some hard water time if the weather cooperates.

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