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scheduling agenda 2017 v3
all exciting events from the first half of the year are done, which initially meant that the schedule for the next 6 months looked like a wasteland ... however, due to the fact that i am rotated off my seattle client i am now back in standard client rotation. this means frequent travel, until such time i am roped into a large full service project again. so far i have been assigned 5 clients and travel for 2 of them has been finalized.
july 1-2 weekend; no plans
july 3 working @ home office; in the pm go to waterfront blues fest to see and listen to cory henry & the funk apostles and bokanté
july 4 party @ scot & corey's

august 26 weekend; skype call with my sister for august 27 weekend; in the late pm travel to vacaville, ca (staying @ comfort suites vacaville)
august 28 working @ client site in vacaville, ca
august 29 working remotely in vacaville, ca
august 30 working @ client site in vacaville, ca
august 30 in the late pm travel back home

september 18 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to manhattan beach, ca (staying @ manhattan beach marriott)
september 19-20 working @ client site in manhattan beach, ca
september 20 in the late pm travel back home
september 21-22 working @ home office
september 23-24 weekend; no plans september 24 weekend; in the pm travel to solana beach, ca (staying @ holiday inn express solana beach-del mar)
september 25-27 working @ client home site in san diego, ca
september 27 in the late pm travel back home
september 28-29 working @ home office
september 30-october 1 weekend; no plans
october 2-4 working @ client site in portland, or
october 5-6 working @ home office
october 7-8 weekend; no plans
october 9-13 working @ home office
october 14-15 weekend; no plans
october 16 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to salt lake city, ut (staying @ hilton garden inn salt lake city downtown)
october 17-19 working @ client site in salt lake city, ut
october 19 in the late pm travel back home
october 20 working @ home office; in the pm drive to mt. shasta, ca (with a dinner stop @ mcmenamins roseburg station pub & brewery)(staying @ best western plus tree house)
october 21 drive to oakland, ca (with a lunch stop @ fenton's creamery nut tree)(staying @ homewood suites oakland-waterfront)
october 21 in the latepm⁄early evening, have dinner @ yoshi's oakland and see & listen to incognito feat maysa
october 22 drive back home (with a dinner stop @ mezza luna pizzeria)
october 23 in the am working @ home office; in the late pm travel to sherman oaks, ca (staying @ hampton inn & suites los angeles/sherman oaks)
october 24-26 working @ client site in studio city, ca
october 27 in the early am travel back home; in the pm working @ home office
october 28-29 weekend; no plans
october 30-november 1 working @ home office
october 31 halloween!
november 1 in the pm travel to los angeles, ca (staying @ holiday inn express-lax airport)
november 2-3 working @ client site in beverly hills, ca
november 3 in the late pm travel back home
november 4-5 weekend; no plans
november 6 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to mountain view, ca (staying @ larkspur landing milpitas)
november 7-8 working @ client site in mountain view, ca
november 8 in the evening travel back home
november 9-10 working @ home office
november 11 in the am/pm visit wordstock 2017 in downtown portland, or
november 12 weekend; no plans

november 13 in the am working @ home office; in the late pm travel to sherman oaks, ca (staying @ hampton inn & suites los angeles/sherman oaks)
november 14-16 working @ client site in studio city, ca
november 17 in the early am travel back home; in the pm working @ home office
november 18-19 weekend; no plans
november 20-22 working @ home office
november 23 thanksgiving
november 24-26 weekend; no plans
november 27 in the am working @ home office; in the late pm travel to scottsdale, az (staying @ homewood suites by hilton phoenix/scottsdale)
november 28-30 working @ client site in scottsdale, az
december 1 in the am travel back home
december 1 10th wedding anniversary
december 2-3 weekend; no plans
december 4 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to salt lake city, ut (staying @ radisson hotel salt lake city downtown)
december 5-6 working @ client site in salt lake city, ut
december 6 in the late pm travel back home
december 7-8 working @ home office
december 9-10 weekend; no plans
december 11 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to beverly hills, ca (staying @ undetermined)
december 12-13 working @ client site in beverly hills, ca
december 13 in the late pm travel back home

december 14-15 working @ home office
december 16-17 weekend; no plans
december 17 in the pm travel to scottsdale, az (staying @ homewood suites by hilton phoenix/scottsdale)
december 18-19 working @ client site in scottsdale, az
december 20 in the am travel back home
december 21-22 working @ home office
december 23-24 weekend; no plans
december 25 xmas
december 26 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to beverly hills, ca (staying @ undetermined)
december 27-28 working @ client site in beverly hills, ca
december 28 in the late pm travel back home

december 29 working @ home office
december 30-31 weekend; no plans
january 1 new year's day

february 28 in the pm travel to los angeles, ca (staying @ hotel angeleno)
march 1 visit universal studios
march 2 graduation ceremony denise @ skirball cultural center
march 3 visit griffith observatory, drive mulholland drive, visit venice beach, visit santa monica pier, etc
march 4 travel back home


and that's it for now, i will add more once more trips become apparent, although the holes in my calendar are filling up pretty quickly!

saturday, july 1 monday august 7 thursday august 24 thursday september 14 monday september 18 saturday september 23 thursday september 28 tuesday october 10 saturday october 14 wednesday november 1 wednesday november 15, 2017

scheduling agenda 2017 v2
after almost 4 years of working remotely i am (finally) (starting) to travel again. i'm sure my family hates every bit of it, but to be honest, i have missed it. not just because of travel, but because i get to work with smaller clients on short engagements where the range of services provide casts a much wider net than being part of a large client implementation or conversion where i would be one of the cogs in the wheel.
since i only rolled off the remote projects the calendar still is thin, but i am positive this will change soon enough!
december 3 weekend; anniversary dinner for denise & me @ ringside steakhouse
december 4 weekend; no plans
december 5-9 working @ home office
december 10-11 weekend; no plans
december 12 working @ home office; in the pm travel to stockton, ca (staying @ hilton stockton)
december 13-15 working @ client site in stockton, ca
december 15 in the late pm travel back home
december 16 working @ home office
december 17-18 weekend; no plans
december 19-23 working @ home office
december 24 weekend; no plans
december 25 weekend; christmas day
december 26 holiday in observance of christmas
december 27-30 working @ home office
december 28 in the late pm go see the portland trail blazers play the sacramento kings @ the moda center
december 31 weekend; new year's eve
january 1 new year's day
january 2 holiday in observance of new year's day; in the pm travel to stockton, ca (staying @ courtyard stockton)
january 3-5 working @ client site in stockton, ca
january 5 in the late pm travel back home
january 6 working @ home office
january 7-8 weekend; no plans
january 9-13 working @ home office
january 14 weekend; no plans
january 15 weekend; in the evening travel to seattle, wa (staying @ mayflower park hotel)
january 16-18 working @ client site in seattle, wa
january 18 in the late pm travel back home
january 19-20 working @ home office
january 21 weekend; protest @ women's march on portland
january 22 weekend; no plans
january 23-27 working @ home office
january 28-29 weekend; no plans
january 30 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to seattle, wa (staying @ mayflower park hotel)
january 31-february 2 working @ client site in seattle, wa
february 2 in the late pm travel back home
february 3 working @ home office
february 4-5 weekend; no plans
february 5 in the late pm travel to seattle, wa (staying @ the roosevelt)
february 6 in the early pm travel to seattle, wa (staying @ the roosevelt)
february 6-7 working @ home office
february 7 in the late pm travel to seattle, wa (staying @ the roosevelt)
february 8-9 working @ client site in seattle, wa
february 9 in the late pm travel back home
february 10 working @ home office
february 11-12 weekend; no plans
february 13 working @ home office; in the pm travel to santa barbara, ca (staying @ fess parker santa barbara)
february 14-16 psg conference @ fess parker santa barbara
february 16 right after psg conference travel back home
february 17 working @ home office
february 18-19 weekend; no plans
may 8 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to seattle, wa (staying @ best western pioneer square hotel)
may 9-11 working @ client site in seattle, wa
may 11 in the late pm travel back home

may 23 start of pto 1
may 23 in the late am, opa & oma arrive @ pdx airport
may 23-june 15 visit opa & oma
may 24-may 28 getaway @ hallmark resort & spa in cannon beach, or
may 29 birthday party travis @ family fun center
may 29 end of pto 1
june 10 start of pto 2
june 10 75 cents
june 15 in the pm opa & oma depart @ pdx airport
june 15 end of pto 2

this is for the time being. once i get more clients i will update my travel schedule accordingly.

wednesday november 30, 2016wednesday, january 11tuesday, february 7, friday, may 5, 2017

scheduling agenda 2016 - update 1
this year, unlike last year, will see more travel if only by virtue of moving from cumming, ga to portland, or and the preparations therefore. as you will have seen, we are scheduled to be in the portland area in july 1, whether this is in our new home, a temporary rental house, or maybe even a long-stay hotel. before the move, we also have to visit, at a minimum, two places on the east coast: savannah, ga (as part of our #GABucketList) and nyc, ny.
anyway, here is the schedule as it stands now, starting with the end of 2015:

december 24 christmas eve
december 25 christmas
december 26 in the late pm see quentin tarantino's latest movie, the hateful eight (70mm road show), @ regal atlantic station 18 imax and rpx
december 31 new year's eve
january 1 happy new year!

february 8 travel to santa barbara, ca (staying @ fess parker santa barbara)
february 9-11 psg conference @ fess parker santa barbara
february 11 in the late pm travel to portland, or (staying @ undetermined)
february 12-13 tour open houses in portland, or
february 14 travel back home

march 28 in the evening travel to chattanooga, tn (staying @ embassy suites chattanooga hamilton place)
march 29-30 work @ client site in chattanooga, tn
march 30 in the late pm travel back home
april 2 in the am participate in the color run 2016 @ atlanta motor speedway in hampton, ga
april 4 in the evening travel to chattanooga, tn (staying @ embassy suites chattanooga hamilton place)
april 5-6 work @ client site in chattanooga, tn
april 6 in the late pm travel back home
april 7 in the am travel to savannah, ga (staying @ hilton garden inn savannah historic district)
april 8-9 visit savannah, ga
april 10 in the am travel back home, visit augusta, ga and athens, ga
april 11 in the evening travel to chattanooga, tn (staying @ embassy suites chattanooga hamilton place)
april 12-13 work @ client site in chattanooga, tn
april 13 in the late pm travel back home
april 18 in the evening travel to chattanooga, tn (staying @ embassy suites chattanooga hamilton place)
april 19-20 work @ client site in chattanooga, tn
april 20 in the late pm travel back home
april 25 in the evening travel to chattanooga, tn (staying @ embassy suites chattanooga hamilton place)
april 26-27 work @ client site in chattanooga, tn
april 27 in the late pm travel back home
april 30 see snarky puppy with lucy woodward @ the tabernacle in atlanta, ga

may 20 in the late pm travel to wilsonville, or (staying @ holiday inn i5s (wilsonville))
may 21 scope out our potential home in villebois (village) in wilsonville, or, as well as other possible houses
may 22 around noon travel back home

may 30 7th birthday travis
may 31 pepper's graduation @ gwinnett arena
june 4 #Weird2016BonVoyageBash from 1-5pm EST @ midway park, cumming, ga
june 5 prepare for #WeirdMoveTrip2016

june 6 movers to pick up furniture/boxes from our Maristone house
june 6 in the pm check in to temporary housing in cumming, ga (staying @ hampton inn cumming)
june 8 44th birthday denise
june 9 24th birthday campion
june 9-10 prepare for #WeirdMoveTrip2016
june 10 in the evening have last dinner @ cabernet steak house in alpharetta, ga
june 11 drive from cumming, ga to asheville, nc (staying @ biltmore hotel and estates)
june 12 drive from asheville, nc to clarksburg, wv (staying @ hilton garden inn clarksburg)
june 13 drive from clarksburg, pa to pittsburgh, pa (staying @ sheraton pittsburgh hotel at station square)
june 14 drive from pittsburgh, pa to sandusky, oh (staying @ hotel breakers)
june 16 drive from sandusky, oh to chicago, il (staying @ the drake hotel)
june 18 drive from chicago, il to milwaukee, wi (staying @ the pfister after all and we will have dinner @ five o'clock steak house, formerly coerper's, the restaurant i ate the best steak, ever, in the history of steak-eating, worldwide!)
june 19 drive from milwaukee, wi to green bay, wi (staying @ hilton garden inn green bay)
june 20 drive from green bay, wi to minneapolis, mn (staying @ the marquette hotel)
june 21 drive from minneapolis, mn to keystone, sd (staying @ president's view resort)
june 23 drive from keystone, sd to cody, wy (staying @ the cody)
june 24 drive from cody, wy to gardiner, mt (staying @ comfort inn yellowstone north)
june 25 drive from gardiner, mt to helena, mt (staying @ best western premier helena great northern hotel)
june 26 drive from helena, mt to hungry horse, mt (staying @ historic tamarack lodge and cabins)
june 27 drive from hungry horse, mt to pullman, wa (staying @ holiday inn express and suites pullman)
june 28 drive from pullman, wa to seattle, wa (staying @ homewood suites seattle downtown)
june 30 drive from seattle, wa to long beach, wa (staying @ our place at the beach long beach)
july 1 drive from long beach, wa to portland, or (staying @ somebody's basement in mount tabor, portland, or)


some of the places we will visit during the #epic #WeirdMoveTrip2016 are:
fallingwater, cedar point, robie house, hancock tower, lambeau field, mount rushmore, crazy horse memorial, custer state park, yellowstone and glacier national parks, the palouse, pike place market, space needle, cape meares lighthouse, and many many more.

not sure what work travel will be like in 2016 since i am continuing to work with my one client who i am servicing remotely; there might be travel, there might not be any travel. it is also unsure what is going to happen once i aon the left coast: i might stay with the eastern psg team until the end of my current project (projected to last until somewhere in 2017!) or i might get transferred to the western psg team. i will have to wait and see ...

thursday december 24, 2015thursday march 31, 2016monday april 25, 2016

scheduling agenda 2015 v2 - update 4
wow! this is only my second travel agenda this year, and it will likely also be the last! there has only been two business related travels this year, in february i visited santa barbara, ca, for the psg conference and this week i am in philadelphia, pa, for my client. good thing that we have the weird family traveling to neverneverland in september to participate in the celebration of my parents' 50th wedding anniversary! otherwise it would have been unbelievably sad. it is sad now, especially since i have lost all status with delta, so i even have to pay for checking my bag ... and i got bumped from my exit row seat and had to purchase an quote unquote upgrade to economy comfort ...
anyhoo, without further ado:

august 30 in the late pm travel to philadelpha, pa (staying @ sofitel philadelphia)
august 31-september 3 work @ client site in philadephia, pa
september 3 in the late pm travel back home

september 14 see snarky puppy @ variety playhouse in atlanta, ga

september 22 in the pm travel from atl to ams
september 23 in the am arrive in ams; get rental car and drive to biddinghuizen (staying @ landal waterparc veluwemeer)
september 26 anniversary shenanigans
september 28 drive to rotterdam (staying @ nhow rotterdam)
september 29 in the pm drop off rental car & travel from ams to atl; arrive @ home in the evening

october 4 see foo fighters @ centennial olympic park in atlanta, ga

october 11 at 1pm @ atlanta pride parade in midtown atlanta, settling @ our usual spot in front of the fox theatre
october 11 in the late pm visit skyview atlanta
october 11 in the late late pm travel from atl to lhr
october 12 in the am arrive in lhr; use the heathrow express and a cab to get to my hotel (staying @ doubletree london-marble arch)
october 13-15 work @ client site in london, uk
october 16 in the am travel back home
october 16 in the late pm arrive @ a weird place
october 17 visit the cumming country fair and festival 2015


october 30 halloween party @ mende's ata
october 31 halloween!
november 26 thanksgiving
november 27 in the wee hours of the morning possibly black friday shopping @ north georgia premium outlets
december 25 christmas
december 31 new year's eve
january 1, 2016 - a new year, the year we move to portland, or (or pdx)

this will probably be it for 2015.
then next year a trip to santa barbara, ca, for our annual psg conference, possibly in combination with a trip to portland, or, to look and/or buy a new home. then later in the year, visit savannah and new york city, prior to our move to the west coast in the summer of 2016 with the epic #weirdmovetrip2016.
stay tuned for more ...

saturday august 29thursday october 1saturday october 3thursday october 8friday october 16, 2015

scheduling agenda 2015 v1
i know, i am a little early to be posting about 2015, but i do not see myself travel anymore this year. also, no work-related travel has been scheduled yet for the beginning of 2015, but perhaps there is a chance that i get to go to europe (location unknown, but probably london or 020) for my client; i am not betting $$ on it, though, they have been pennywise and pound foolish lately.

february 14 in the am travel to new orleans, la (staying @ new orleans downtown marriott at the convention center)
february 14 7pm snarky puppy family dinner volume 2 @ esplanade studios in new orleans, la
february 15 in the am breakfast @ café du monde february 15 after breakfast travel back home

february 23 travel to santa barbara, ca (staying @ the fess parker santa barbara hotel)
february 24-26 psg conference
february 27 travel back home

somewhere in june or july we will also go to hilton head, sc (staying @ yardi owned townhouse)
while staying in hilton head we will visit charleston, sc and savannah, ga

one thing that is certain is that the weird family will travel to neverneverland in september to participate in the celebration of my parents' 50th wedding anniversary!
as it looks now:
september 22 in the pm travel from atl to ams
september 23 in the am arrive in ams; get rental car and drive to biddinghuizen (staying @ landal waterparc veluwemeer)
september 26 anniversary shenanigans
september 28 drive to rotterdam (staying @ nhow rotterdam)
september 29 in the pm drop off rental car & travel from ams to atl; arrive @ home in the evening

more to follow, soon-ish

also, some time in 2015 we will have to visit new york city, but no firm plans have been established, yet ...

friday january 2, 2015

scheduling agenda 2014 v2
the below still looks thin ... but the client i am currently working for is dealt with mostly remotely, which is a nice change of pace from criss-crossing the country ...
may 18 travel to los angeles, ca (staying @ hilton checkers los angeles in los angeles, ca)
may 19-22 working @ client site in los angeles, ca
may 23 travel back home
may 24-25 weekend; on saturday denise & pepper are going to be zombies

may 31 birthday party for travis @ monkey joe's

june 8 weirdz backyard bbq (invite only)

june 23 traveling to philadelphia, pa (staying @ embassy suites philadelphia center-city)
june 23-june 27 conference room pilot @ client site in philadelphia, pa
june 27 travel back home

instead of going to santa barbara, ca, for a client visit at our headquarters, due to denise's dad's death going to take the entire family on a road trip to southern arizona instead.
july 28 drive from home to sweetwater, tx (staying @ holiday inn express & suites sweetwater)
july 29 drive from sweetwater, tx to sierra vista, az (staying @ comfort inn & suites sierra vista); possibly stop @ white sands national monument
july 30 during the day idle time to work remotely for client, in the late pm/early evening viewing @ hatfield funeral home; click here to view obituary
july 31 idle time to work remotely for client; possible family dinner
august 1 11am graveside ceremony @ southern arizona veterans cemetery, followed by a luncheon @ sierra vista umc
august 1 after luncheon drive from sierra vista, az to alamogordo, nm (staying @ holiday inn express & suites alamogordo); possibly stop @ white sands national monument
august 2 drive from alamogordo, nm to longview, tx (staying @ holiday inn express & suites longview)
august 3 drive from longview, tx to home

because of denise's mom's death we are going to go to san antonio, tx, unexpectedly.
august 22 after dinner travel to san antonio, tx, arriving on august 23 somewhere in the afternoon (staying @ staybridge suites san antonio stone oak)
august 23-25 traipse around town
august 25 5-8pm visitation @ chapel hill memorial park; click here to view obituary
august 26 10am funeral & graveside service @ chapel hill memorial park
august 27 drive back home

october 16 travel to st louis (staying @ undetermined)
october 17 prep for friends' wedding
october 18 friends' wedding @
october 19 travel back home

more to follow soon

sunday july 20, 2014

scheduling agenda 2014 v1
the below looks a little thin ... but the client i am currently working for is dealt with mostly remotely, which is a nice change of pace from criss-crossing the country ...
december 31 new year's eve; working @ home office and in the late pm dinner with friends @ red robin
january 1 new year's day january 2-3 working @ home office
january 4-5 weekend; no plans

february 22 weekend; pepper's sweet 16 birthday party

february 25 travel to santa barbara, ca (staying @ bacara resort in santa barbara, ca)
february 26-28 psg conference in santa barbara, ca
february 28 travel north on pch (staying @ monterey plaza hotel & spa in monterey, ca)
march 1 travel north on pch, visit san francisco, ca (staying @ fairmont san francisco in san francisco, ca)
march 2 travel back home

more to follow soon

wednesday january 1, 2014

scheduling agenda 2013 v3
the below will look a little thin ... I may or may not be complaining ... :P
october 12 weekend; no plans
october 13 weekend; watch the atlanta pride parade
october 14 in the am working @ home office; in the pm travel to philadelphia, pa (staying @ embassy suites philadelphia center-city)
october 15-17 working @ client site in philadelphia, pa
october 18 in the am travel back home; in the pm working @ home office
october 19 weekend; in the evening see lewis black the rant is due @ cobb energy centre
october 20 weekend; visiting the cumming greek festival 2013
october 21-25 working @ home office
october 26-27 weekend; no plans
october 28-november 1 working @ home office
october 31 halloween!
november 2-3 weekend; no plans
november 4-8 working @ home office
november 9-10 weekend; no plans
november 11-15 working @ home office and/or working @ roswell office
november 16-17 weekend; no plans
november 18 working @ home office and/or working @ roswell office
november 19 in the am working @ home office; in the pm travel to philadelphia, pa (staying @ embassy suites philadelphia center-city)
november 20-22 working @ client site in philadelphia, pa
november 22 in the pm travel back home
november 23-24 weekend; no plans
november 25-27 working @ home office and/or working @ roswell office
november 28 thanksgiving!
november 29 black friday!
november 30-december 1 weekend; no plans

however, the planning of WeirdRoadTrip2014 has begun ... stay tuned for more on this :-)

there will be more to follow as soon as my calendar starts fleshing out!

scheduling agenda 2013 v2 (update 1)
now that #weirdroadtrip2013 has been completed and I am getting back to work, here is the quite chaotic and still incomplete travel schedule for the next month.
june 24 working @ home office; in the evening travel to chattanooga, tn (staying hampton inn chattanooga-airport/i-75)
june 25-27 working @ client site in chattanooga, tn
june 27 in the evening travel back home
june 28 working @ home office
june 29-30 weekend; no plans
july 1-3 working @ home office
july 4 holiday: independence day
july 5 working @ home office
july 6-7 weekend; no plans
july 8 in the am travel to santa barbara, through lax (staying at hotel santa barbara)
july 9-11 working @ yardi headquarters for a client
july 12 travel back home
july 13-14 weekend; no plans
july 15-19 working @ home office
july 20-21 weekend; no plans
july 22 working @ home office; in the evening travel to chattanooga, tn (staying @ holiday inn chattanooga-hamilton place/i-75)
july 23-25 working @ client site in chattanooga, tn
july 25 in the evening travel back home
july 26 working @ home office
july 27-28 weekend; no plans
july 29 working @ home office; in the evening travel to orlando, fl (staying @ sheraton orlando downtown hotel)
july 30-august 1 working @ client site in orlando, fl
august 1 in the evening travel back home
august 2 working @ home office
august 3-4 weekend; no plans
august 5-9 working @ home office
august 8 travis' first day of school @ ivy league academy
august 10-11 weekend; no plans
august 12-16 working @ home office
august 17-18 weekend; no plans
august 19-23 working @ home office
august 24-25 weekend; no plans
august 26-30 working @ home office
august 31 weekend; maybe visit the sky high hot air balloon festival @ callaway gardens in pine mountain, ga
september 1 weekend; no plans
september 2-6 working @ home office
september 7-8 weekend; no plans

then, in september my parents are going to be on vacation in the usa.
september 2-7 in new york city, ny (staying @ hotel 17)
september 8-24 in cumming, ga (staying @ a weird place)

september 9-13 working @ home office
september 14 run for your lives in dalton, ga
september 15 weekend; no plans
september 16-20 working @ home office
september 21 copperhill special train ride from etowah, tn (tix purchased!)
september 22 weekend; no plans
september 23-24 working @ home office
september 24 drop parents at airport
september 25-27 working @ home office
september 28-29 weekend; no plans
september 30-october 4 working @ home office
october 5-6 weekend; no plans
october 7-11 working @ home office
october 12-13 weekend; no plans
october 14-16 working @ home office
october 16 in the evening travel to auburn, al (staying @ undetermined)
october 17 working @ client site in auburn, al
october 17 in the evening travel back home

october 18 working @ home office
october 19 weekend; in the evening see lewis black the rant is due @ cobb energy centre
october 20 weekend; no plans

there will be more to follow as soon as my calendar starts fleshing out!

scheduling agenda 2013 v1 (update 5)
i know it's been a while and really, after my last trip to dallas in between christmas and new year's, i have not been traveling, but things are looking to change.
february 1 working @ home office
february 2 weekend; in the evening see ron white @ cobb energy center
february 3 weekend; no plans
february 4-5 working @ home office
february 6 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to san juan, pr (staying @ doubletree by hilton hotel san juan)
february 7-8 working @ client site in san juan, pr
february 8 in the late pm travel back home
february 9-10 weekend; no plans
february 11-15 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
february 16-17 weekend; no plans
february 18-19 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office; in the late pm travel to orlando, fl (staying @ disney's boardwalk inn)
february 20-21 attending yardi psg conference in orlando, fl
february 21 in the late pm travel back home
february 22 pto; birthday party pepper
february 23 weekend; no plans
february 24 weekend; in the pm birthday party @ balmoral
february 24 in the late pm travel to englewood, co (staying @ undetermined)
february 25-27 working @ client site in englewood, co
february 27 in the pm travel back home
february 28 anniversary-palooza (secret)
march 1 pto; anniversary-palooza (secret)
march 2-3 weekend; no plans
march 4 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
march 5 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to englewood, co (staying @ undetermined)
march 6-7 working @ client site in englewood, co
march 8 travel back home
march 9-10 weekend; no plans
march 11-15 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
march 16-17 weekend; no plans
march 18-22 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
march 23-24 weekend; no plans
march 25-29 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
march 29 in the evening see incognito @ center stage theater
march 30-31 weekend; easter; no plans
a pril 1-5 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
april 6 weekend; denise & pepper participate in the 5k of the color run atlanta @ atlanta motor speedway
april 7 weekend; no plans
april 8 working @ home office; in the evening drive to chattanooga, tn (staying @ hampton inn chattanooga-airport/i-75)
april 9-10 working @ client site in chattanooga, tn
april 10 in the evening travel back home
april 11-12 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
april 13-14 weekend; no plans
april 15 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to orlando, fl (staying @ sheraton orlando downtown hotel)
april 16-18 working @ client site in orlando, fl
april 18 in the evening travel back home
april 19 working @ home office
april 20-21 weekend; no plans
april 22-23 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
april 23 in the evening drive to chattanooga, tn (staying @ hampton inn chattanooga-airport/i-75)
april 24-25 working @ client site in chattanooga, tn
april 25 in the evening travel back home
april 26 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
april 27-28 weekend; no plans
april 29-may 3 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office; possible travel to orlando, fl
may 4 weekend; no plans; if not previous weekend then possibly go to a day out with thomas @ tennessee valley railroad in chattanooga, tn
may 5 weekend; no plans
may 6-10 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
may 11-12 weekend; no plans
may 13-17 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
may 18-19 weekend; no plans
may 20-24 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
may 25 weekend; birthday party travis
may 26 weekend; no plans
may 27 weekend; memorial day
may 28 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to orlando, fl (staying @ sheraton orlando downtown hotel)
may 20-30 working @ client site in orlando, fl
may 30 in the evening travel back home
may 31 working @ home office / mazda to dealership for routine service prior to weirdroadtrip2013

june 1 start of weirdroadtrip2013
june 1 drive to new orleans, la (staying @ the cornstalk hotel)
june 2 spend the day in new orleans, la
june 3 drive to houston, tx (staying @ holiday inn express hotel & suites houston - memorial park area); meet with family
june 4 drive to san antonio, tx (staying @ holiday inn san antonio riverwalk); meet with friends
june 5 drive to el paso, tx (staying @ hilton garden inn el paso/university); meet with a friend
june 6 drive to phoenix, az (staying @ hyatt regency phoenix)
june 7 spend the day in phoenix, az; meet with friends
june 8 commencement ceremony @ phoenix convention center, phoenix, az
june 9 drive to las vegas, nv (staying @ new york new york)
june 10 drive to grand canyon, az, visit the grand canyon skywalk and the south rim (staying @ holiday inn express grand canyon)
june 11 drive to holbrook, az, visit meteor crater and petrified forest national park (staying @ holiday inn express holbrook-navajo blvd)
june 12 drive to page, az, visit the painted desert and antelope canyon (staying @ courtyard page at lake powell)
june 13 drive to santa fe, nm, visit four corners and visit friends in durango, co (staying @ hilton santa fe historic plaza)
june 14 drive to woodward, ok (staying @ hampton inn & suites woodward)
june 15 drive to lonoke, ar (staying @ holiday inn express i-40)
june 16 drive to dallas, tx (staying @ the fairmont dallas)
june 17 drive to san antonio, tx (staying @ embassy suites san antonio riverwalk-downtown)
june 18-21 work @ client site in san antonio, tx
june 21 in the late pm drive to vidor, tx (staying @ holiday inn express hotel & suites vidor south)
june 22 drive to ridgeland, ms (staying @ hyatt place jackson/ridgeland)
june 23 drive home
june 23 end of weirdroadtrip2013

june 24 working @ home office; in the evening travel to chattanooga, tn (staying hampton inn chattanooga-airport/i-75)
june 25-27 working @ client site in chattanooga, tn
june 27 in the evening travel back home
june 28 working @ home office
june 29-30 weekend; no plans

then, in september my parents are going to vacation in the usa.
september 2-7 in new york city, ny
september 8-24 in cumming, ga
during their visit we will watch denise & pepper compete in the following:
september 14 run for your lives in dalton, ga
september 21 copperhill special train ride from etowah, tn

something else to look forward to:
october 19 lewis black the rant is due @ cobb energy centre

there will be more to follow as soon as my calendar starts fleshing out!

scheduling agenda 2012 v5
a new update to my/our calendar is way way way way way way, yes that is six ways, overdue!
october 8 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to dallas, tx (staying @ the fairmont dallas)
october 9-11 working @ client site in dallas, tx
october 11 in the early pm travel back home
october 12 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
october 12 in the pm go to the cumming fair to get our fill of rednecks & hillbillies ;-)
october 13 weekend; in the evening see sinbad @ cobb energy center
october 14 weekend; in the early afternoon go see the pride parade @ 42nd atlanta pride festival honoring national coming out day
october 15 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to dallas, tx (staying @ the fairmont dallas)
october 16-18 working @ client site in dallas, tx
october 18 in the late pm travel back home
october 19 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
october 20-21 weekend; depending on the weather go to georgia veterans state park in cordele, ga, to enjoy a day out with thomas
october 22 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to dallas, tx (staying @ the fairmont dallas)
october 23-25 working @ client site in dallas, tx
october 25 in the late pm travel back home
october 26 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
october 27 weekend; dinner with friends @ cheeky
october 28 weekend; no plans
october 29 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
october 30-november 1 working @ client site in buckhead, ga
october 31 halloween! (gotta practice my walken)
november 2 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
november 3-4 weekend; no plans
november 5 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to dallas, tx (staying @ the fairmont dallas)
november 6-8 working @ client site in dallas, tx
november 8 in the late pm travel back home
november 9 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
november 10-11 weekend; no plans

november 22 thanksgiving/adopt an occupier part II
november 23 black friday shopping @ north georgia premium outlets

it is imperative that there will be more to follow

scheduling agenda 2012 v4
vacations are over, my assignment in denver is over, things are coming to a close while others start: pepper goes to high school this week, i will be traveling to dallas on pretty much a weekly basis until the end of the year.
july 30 in the really early am travel to dallas, tx (staying @ the fairmont dallas)
july 30 working @ the yardi dallas office
july 31-august 1 working @ client site in dallas, tx
august 1 in the late pm travel back home
august 2 going to dds/dmv to renew driver's license; working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
august 3 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
august 4-5 weekend; no plans
august 6 in the really early am travel to dallas, tx (staying @ the fairmont dallas)
august 6-8 working @ client site in dallas, tx
august 8 in the late pm travel back home
august 9-10 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
august 11-12 weekend; no plans
august 13 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to dallas, tx (staying @ the fairmont dallas)
august 14-16 working @ client site in dallas, tx
august 16 in the late pm travel back home
august 17 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
august 18-19 weekend; no plans
august 20 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to dallas, tx (staying @ the fairmont dallas)
august 21-23 working @ client site in dallas, tx
august 23 in the late pm travel back home
august 24 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
august 25-26 weekend; no plans
august 27 working @ home office; in the late pm travel to dallas, tx (staying @ the fairmont dallas)
august 28-30 working @ client site in dallas, tx
august 30 in the late pm travel back home
august 31 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
september 1-2 weekend; no plans
more to follow (i'm sure) ...

scheduling agenda 2012 v3
we are close to recovering from our weirdeurotrip2012, but pepper is still on the go: she left for vermont on june 22 to stay with aunt lauri and then on july 7 she travels to pittsburgh to stay with her dad for 3 weeks. she returns into the fold on july 28.
july 1 weekend; euro 2012 final: forza italia!
july 2 work @ home office for denver client
july 3 load denise & travis in the car and drive to denver, co; first stop columbia, mo (staying @ staying @ hilton garden inn columbia)
july 4 drive west, arriving in denver, co in the late pm/early evening (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
july 5 work @ hotel for denver client
july 6 drive to salt lake city, ut (staying @ salt lake city marriott university park)
july 7 drive to logan, ut for a wedding (staying @ hampton inn logan)
july 8 drive back to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
july 9-12 working @ client site in denver, co
july 13 traveling to woodward, ok (staying @ holiday inn express & suites woodward hwy 270)
july 14 traveling to lonoke, ar (staying @ holiday inn express & suites lonoke i-40)
july 15 final drive to home
july 16 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
july 16-19 working @ client site in denver, co
july 19 in the pm travel back home
july 20 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
july 21-22 weekend; no plans
july 23 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
july 23-26 my last week working @ client site in denver, co
july 26 in the pm travel back home
july 27 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
july 27 in the pm attend norcross office summer event
july 28-29 weekend; no plans

on july 30 i start a new client project, in dallas, for a subsidiary of the company whose ceo's life the tv show dallas is modeled on. this should prove interesting :P

scheduling agenda 2012 v2
we, as the weird-z family, have something to look forward to: our european vacation, dubbed WeirdEuroTrip2012!
the complete schedule of this hubbubalooza is available as a google doc!
may 26 travel to london
may 27 arrival @ lhr
may 27-may 31 staying @ ethos hotel oxford
may 31 travel to london, staying @ hilton london euston hotel
june 1 travel to amsterdam airport via brussels by eurostar/thalys (yes, through the chunnel)!
june 1 pick up rental car @ hertz
june 1 drive to biddinghuizen, staying @ landal waterparc veluwemeer for 14 days
june 9 birthday party travis & denise & rené
june 15 drop off rental car @ hertz
june 15 travel to paris by thalys
june 15-june 17 staying @ novotel paris la défense
june 17 change hotels, staying @ hilton paris charles de gaulle airport
june 18 travel to cincinnati, oh
june 18 5.5 hr layover @ cvg
june 18 travel to atlanta, ga

if there's people that want to meet us, be it in england, holland or france, you are more than welcome to come see us while we are there. we will have traveled a lot of miles (with a 3 year old!) and we want a little bit of relaxation while we're on vacation if you don't mind :P

then, when we get back the schedule is as follows:
june 19-22 work @ home office for denver client
june 23-24 weekend; no plans
june 25 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
june 25-28 working @ client site in denver, co
june 28 in the pm travel back home
june 29 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
june 30-july 1 weekend; no plans
july 2 work @ home office for denver client
july 3 load denise & travis in the car and drive to denver, co; first stop columbia, mo (staying @ staying @ hilton garden inn columbia)
july 4 drive west, arriving in denver, co in the late pm/early evening (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
july 5 work @ hotel for denver client
july 6 drive to salt lake city, ut (staying @ salt lake city marriott university park)
july 7 drive to logan, ut for a wedding (staying @ hampton inn logan)
july 8 drive back to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
uly 9-12 working @ client site in denver, co
july 13 start drive home (staying @ undetermined somewhere in oklahoma)
july 14 continue drive home (staying @ undetermined somewhere in arkansas or tennessee)
july 15 final drive to home
july 16 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
july 16-19 working @ client site in denver, co
july 19 in the pm travel back home
july 20 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
july 21-22 weekend; no plans

pepper has other plans once we get back, because she leaves for vermont on june 22 to stay with aunt lauri.
then on july 7 she travels to pittsburgh to stay with her dad for 3 weeks.
she returns into the fold on july 28.

as you can see, we have tons of stuff going on, so stay tuned for more updates which i am sure are to follow ...

scheduling agenda 2012 v1
i haven't posted anything sooner, because my travel plans have been pretty much the same for a long time. but, the end of the project is in sight - only 7 more weeks until the week of go live!
february 11-12 weekend; no plans
february 13 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
february 13-16 working @ client site in denver, co
february 16 in the pm travel back home
february 17 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
february 18 weekend; pepper's birthday party & sleepover (potentially)
february 19 weekend; no plans
february 20 presidents' day - no plans
february 21 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
february 21-23 working @ client site in denver, co
february 23 in the pm travel back home
february 24 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
february 25-26 weekend; no plans
february 27 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
february 26-march 1 working @ client site in denver, co
march 1 in the pm travel back home
march 2 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
march 3-4 weekend; no plans
march 5 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
march 5-8 working @ client site in denver, co
march 8 in the pm travel back home
march 9 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
march 10-11 weekend; no plans
march 12 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
march 12-15 working @ client site in denver, co
march 15 in the pm travel back home
march 16 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
march 17 weekend; in the evening see ralphie mae at the cobb energy center
march 18 weekend; no plans
march 19 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
march 19-22 working @ client site in denver, co
march 22 in the pm travel back home
march 23 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
march 24 in the early am fly to washington, dc; during the day attend the reason rally; in the pm fly back home
march 25 weekend; no plans
march 26 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
march 26-29 working @ client site in denver, co
march 29 in the pm travel back home
march 30 load the wife & kids in the car and drive back to denver, co; first stop columbia, mo (staying @ staying @ hilton garden inn columbia)
march 31 making our way more west, arriving in denver, co in the late pm/early evening (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
april 1 weekend; no plans
april 2-5 working @ client site in denver, co
april 6 slow start travel back east, first stop topeka, ks (staying @ holiday inn express hotel & suites)
april 7 make our way to st. louis, mo (staying @ angie's)
april 8 last stretch home
april 9 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
april 9-12 working @ client site in denver, co
april 12 in the pm travel back home
april 13 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
april 14-15 weekend; no plans
april 16 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
april 16 GO LIVE!!!!
april 16-19 working @ client site in denver, co
april 19 in the pm travel back home
april 20 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
april 21-22 weekend; no plans
april 23 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
april 23-26 working @ client site in denver, co
april 26 in the pm travel back home
april 27 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
april 28-29 weekend; no plans
april 30 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
april 30-may 3 working @ client site in denver, co
may 3 in the pm travel back home
may 4 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
may 5-6 weekend; no plans


i have no idea how long i will have to stay on after the planned and forced go live date, but after more than a year, i think it's been more than enough. at least once i'm done in denver we, as the weird-z family, have something to look forward to: at last, our european vacation, dubbed eurotrip2012!
complete schedule available here!
may 26 travel to boston, ma
may 26 3.5 hr layover @ bos
may 26 travel to london
may 27 arrival @ lhr
may 27-may 31 staying @ ethos hotel oxford
may 31 travel to london, staying @ hilton london euston hotel
june 1 travel to amsterdam airport by eurostar/thalys (yes, through the chunnel)!
june 1 pick up rental car @ hertz
june 1 drive to biddinghuizen, staying @ landal waterparc veluwemeer for 14 days
june 9 birthday party travis & denise & rené
june 15 drop off rental car @ hertz
june 15 travel to paris by thalys
june 15-june 17 staying @ novotel paris la défense
june 17 change hotels, staying @ hilton paris charles de gaulle airport
june 18 travel to cincinnati, oh
june 18 5.5 hr layover @ cvg
june 18 travel to atlanta, ga

if there's people that want to meet us, be it in england, holland or france, you are more than welcome to come see us while we are there. we will have traveled a lot of miles (with a 3 year old!) and we want a little bit of relaxation while we're on vacation if you don't mind :P
anyway, i will update the agenda with hotels as i am able to make the arrangements.

scheduling agenda 2011 v5
apologies for the lack of updates, but here's a new one for the next of the year .... no, really ...
september 3-4 weekend; no plans
september 5 labor day ... so i'm not working and/or traveling ... :P
september 6 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ the curtis)
september 6-8 working @ client site in denver, co
september 8 in the late pm travel back home
september 9 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
september 9 in the evening see kevin pollak @ the punchline
september 10-11 weekend; no plans
september 12 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
september 12-15 working @ client site in denver, co
september 15 in the late pm travel back home
september 16 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
september 17-18 weekend; no plans
september 19 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
september 19-22 working @ client site in denver, co
september 22 in the late pm travel back home
september 23 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
september 23 in the evening see earth, wind & fire (with symphony) @ chastain park, atlanta, ga
september 24-25 weekend; no plans
september 26 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
september 26-29 working @ client site in denver, co
september 29 in the late pm travel back home
september 30 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
october 1-2 weekend; no plans
october 3 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
october 3-6 working @ client site in denver, co
october 6 in the late pm travel back home
october 7 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
october 8-9 weekend; no plans
october 10 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
october 10-13 working @ client site in denver, co
october 13 in the late pm travel back home
october 14 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
october 15 weekend; possibly go to the punchline to see the charlie sheen roast by anthony jeselnik
october 16 weekend; no plans
october 17 in the really early am travel to santa barbara (staying @ hotel santa barbara)
october 17-20 working @ corporate headquarters in santa barbara, ca
october 21 in the am travel back home
october 22-23 weekend; no plans
october 24 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
october 24-27 working @ client site in denver, co
october 27 in the late pm travel back home
october 28 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
october 29-30 weekend; no plans
october 31 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
october 31-november 3 working @ client site in denver, co
november 3 in the late pm travel back home
november 4 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
november 5-6 weekend; no plans
november 7 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
november 7-10 working @ client site in denver, co
november 10 in the late pm travel back home
november 11 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
november 12-13 weekend; no plans
november 14 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
november 14-17 working @ client site in denver, co
november 17 in the late pm travel back home
november 18 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
november 19-20 weekend; no plans
november 21-23 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
november 24 turkey day - *gobblegobble*!
november 25 black friday shopping @ north georgia premium outlets
november 26-27 weekend; no plans
november 28 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
november 28-december 1 working @ client site in denver, co
december 1 in the late pm travel back home
december 2 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
december 3-4 weekend; no plans
december 5 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
december 5-8 working @ client site in denver, co
december 8 in the late pm travel back home
december 9 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
december 10-11 weekend; no plans
december 12 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
december 12-15 working @ client site in denver, co
december 15 in the late pm travel back home
december 16 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
december 17-18 weekend; no plans
december 19 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
december 19-22 working @ client site in denver, co
december 22 in the late pm travel back home
december 23 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
december 24 weekend; xmas eve
december 25 weekend; xmas
december 26-30 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
december 31 weekend; new year's eve
january 1 new year

since the denver client has effectively postponed their go live date from 01/01/2012 to 04/01/2012 (really, april fools, no joke) the likelihood is that the travel in the first 3-4 months of 2012 will look exactly the same as the last 3-4 months of 2011 ... the upside of this travel is that i get to reach platinum status with delta and collect a whole lot of frequent flyer miles to go towards our 2012 summer vacation to europe. small victories ...

scheduling agenda 2011 v4
apologies for the lack of updates, but here's a new one for the next two months.
june 25-26 weekend; no plans
june 27 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
june 27-30 working @ client site in denver, co
june 30 in the late pm travel back home
july 1 in the early early am travel to dickson city, pa (staying @ fairfield inn scranton)
july 2 travel to newfane, vt (staying @ kevin & laurie's)
july 3-4 visit with kevin & laurie
july 5 travel to hagerstown, md (staying @ springhill suites hagerstown)
july 6 travel back home
july 7-8 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
july 9-10 weekend; no plans
july 10 in the late am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
july 11-12 working @ client site in denver, co
july 13 travel back home; in the evening go to sade+john legend concert (@ philips arena)
july 14 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
july 14 pepper goes on vegetation in pittsburgh, pa
july 15 travel to columbia, mo (staying @ hilton garden inn columbia)
july 16 travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
july 17 weekend; no definitive plans
july 18-21 working @ client site in denver, co
july 20 meet cami somewhere in the denver area
july 21 meet jeff & paul for dinner at their fab house in denver, co
july 22 no plans
july 23 travel to columbia, mo (staying @ hilton garden inn columbia) with a possible stop in topeka, ks
july 24 travel back home
july 25 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
july 25-28 working @ client site in denver, co
july 28 in the late pm travel back home
july 29 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
july 30-31 weekend; no plans
august 1 in the early pm appointment to have my biometrics taken by INS/DHS; in the evening travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
august 2-4 working @ client site in denver, co
august 3 pepper returns from vegetation
august 4 in the late pm travel back home
august 5 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
august 6-7 weekend; no plans
august 8 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
august 8-11 working @ client site in denver, co
august 11 in the late pm travel back home
august 12 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
august 13-14 weekend; no plans
august 15 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
august 15-18 working @ client site in denver, co
august 18 in the late pm travel back home
august 19 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
august 20-21 weekend; no plans
august 22 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
august 22-25 working @ client site in denver, co
august 25 in the late pm travel back home
august 26 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
august 27-28 weekend; no plans

the ones in italics have not been confirmed, but since nothing much has changed in regards to my denver client, i am going to be in denver until january 13, 2012 ... or something like that. the upside of all this travel is that i get to reach platinum status with delta.

scheduling agenda 2011 v3
it is now safe to say that my schedule is not going to show any kind of slowing down from the schedule i've had the last 8 months, but hopefully, the forthcoming schedule will have me at home at least every weekend and it's preceding friday, so it's not all bad.
april 23-24 weekend; no plans
april 25 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
april 25-28 working @ client site in denver, co
april 28 in the late pm travel back home
april 29 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
april 30-may 1 weekend; no plans
may 2 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
may 2-5 working @ client site in denver, co
may 5 in the late pm travel back home
may 6 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
may 7-8 weekend; no plans
may 9 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
may 9-12 working @ client site in denver, co
may 12 in the late pm travel back home
may 13 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
may 14-15 weekend; no plans
may 16 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
may 16-19 working @ client site in denver, co
may 19 in the late pm travel back home
may 20 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
may 21-22 weekend; no plans
may 23-24 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
may 24 approx 9pm mom&dad (oma&opa) are coming to cumming! :-)
may 25 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
may 25 @7.30pm see incognito @ cobb energy performance art centre for the 37th anniversary of wclk 91.9fm
may 26-27 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
may 28-29 weekend; no plans
may 30-june 1 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
june 2 pto
june 3-6 pto - staying @ big bear retreat somewhere in the smokey mountains near pigeon forge, tn
june 7-10 pto
june 11-12 weekend; no plans
june 13 in the early am travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
june 13-16 working @ client site in denver, co
june 14 approx 5pm mom&dad (oma&opa) are leaving cumming! :-(
june 16 in the late pm travel back home
june 17 working @ home office and/or working @ norcross office
june 18-19 weekend; no plans

and yes, i am going to be in denver until january 13, 2012 ... or something like that. not much of change of venue, but there won't be a whole lot of time to frolic ...

scheduling agenda 2011 v2
you may think that my schedule in the last 5 months has been hectic ... well, nothing is changing yet in the month to come. after that it's a little fuzzy still.

march 5-6 weekend; no plans
march 7 in the am work @ home office; in the late pm travel to albuquerque, nm (staying @ holiday inn express albuquerque midtown)
march 8-10 working @ client site in albuquerque, nm
march 11 travel back home
march 12-13 weekend; no plans
march 13 in the late afternoon travel to boston area (staying @ holday inn express boston-waltham)
march 14-16 work @ client site in needham, ma
march 17 travel back home
march 18 working @ norcross office and/or working @ home office
march 19-20 weekend; no plans
march 21 in the am work @ home office; in the late pm travel to albuquerque, nm (staying @ holiday inn express albuquerque midtown)
march 22-24 working @ client site in albuquerque, nm
march 25 travel back home
march 26-27 weekend; no plans
arch 28 travel to san juan, puerto rico (staying @ holiday inn express san juan)
march 29-31 working @ client site in san juan, pr
april 1 travel back home
april 2-3 weekend; no plans
april 3 in the late pm travel to denver, co (staying @ homewood suites by hilton denver international airport)
april 4-8 working @ client site in denver, co
april 9-10 weekend; no plans while staying in denver, co
april 11-13 working @ client site in denver, co
april 13 in the late pm travel back home
april 14 working @ the home office; in the late evening start travel to dekalb, il
april 15 travel to dekalb, il (staying @ holiday inn express sycamore)
april 16 attend wedding julie & eric
april 17-18 travel back home

then:
may 24 approx 9pm-june 14 approx 5pm mom&dad are coming to cumming!
may 25 @7.30pm see incognito @ cobb energy performance art centre for the 37th anniversary of wclk 91.9fm
june 3-6 staying @ big bear retreat somewhere in the smokey mountains near pigeon forge, tn

after all this, who knows, but be assured, i will update my schedule as i hear more.

scheduling agenda 2011 v1
you may think that my schedule in the last months of last year was hectic ... well, better brace yourself, because the first months of 20eleven are looking pretty similar.
january 1-2 weekend; no plans
january 3 holiday (in observance of new year's day) but in the pm travel to hartford, ct (staying @ la quinta inn hartford bradley airport)
january 4-5 working @ client site in weatogue, ct
january 5 travel back home
january 6-7 working @ norcross office, doing gtm sessions with client
january 8-9 weekend; no plans
january 10 in the am working @ norcross office (gtm with client), in the pm traveling to toledo, oh (@ staybridge suites toledo-maumee)
january 11-12 working @ client site in whitehouse, oh
january 13 travel back home
january 11-14 working @ norcross office and/or working @ home office
january 15-16 weekend; no plans
january 17 travel to sturtevant, wi (staying @ holiday inn express racine area)
january 18-21 working @ client site in sturtevant, wi
january 21 travel back home
january 22 weekend; no plans
january 23 weekend; in the pm travel to toledo, oh (staying @ staybridge suites toledo-maumee)
january 24-27 working @ client site in whitehouse, oh
january 28 travel back home
january 29 weekend; no plans
january 30 weekend; in the pm travel to brentwood, tn (staying @ holiday inn express brentwood)
january 31-february 2 working @ client site in brentwood, tn
february 3 travel to greenville, sc (staying @ hampton inn greenville-haywood)
february 4 working @ client site in greenville, sc
february 5 travel back home
february 5-6 weekend; no plans
february 7 in the am working @ home office; in the pm travel to bethlehem, pa (staying @ undetermind)
february 8-10 working @ client site in bethlehem, pa
february 11 travel back home
february 12-13 weekend; no plans
february 14 valentine's day; surprise dinner
february 15 in the am working @ home office; in the pm travel to houston (staying @ holiday inn express - houston memorial park)
february 16-18 working @ client site in houston, tx
february 18 travel back home
february 19-20 weekend; no plans
february 21 in the early am travel to houston (staying @ holiday inn express - houston memorial park)
february 21-24 working @ client site in houston, tx
february 24 travel back home
february 25 "weekend"; no plans
february 26 pepper's birthday party
february 27 weekend; no plans

may 24 approx 9pm-june 14 approx 5pm mom&dad are coming to cumming!
june 3-6 staying @ big bear retreat somewhere in the smokey mountains near pigeon forge, tn

as you can see there's not many open spots anymore and there's more requests so i'm pretty sure march and april will fill up fast.

scheduling agenda 2010 v6
as you may or may not now, my schedule has been kinda hectic these last few months and they are going to continue to be hectic and it has begun to stretch into next year already ...
november 8-11 working @ norcross office and/or working @ home office
november 12 pto; merger lindsey & jason @ supreme court of georgia
november 13-14 weekend; no plans
november 15 working @ norcross office and/or working @ home office
november 16 in the am working @ home office, in the pm travel to houston, tx (staying @ holiday inn express - houston memorial park)
november 17-19 working @ client site in houston, tx
november 19 travel back home
november 20-21 weekend; no plans
november 22 in the early am travel to houston, tx (staying @ holiday inn express - houston memorial park)
november 22-23 working @ client site in houston, tx
november 24 travel back homenove
november 22-23 working @ norcross office and/or working @ home office
november 24-26 thanksgiving holiday
november 25 thanksgiving *gobblegobble*
november 26 black friday shopping @ north georgia premium outlets
november 27-28 weekend; no plans
november 28 in the pm travel to birmingham, al (staying @ hampton inn birmingham/mountainbrook)
november 29-30 working @ client site in birmingham, al
november 30 travel to houston, tx (staying @ holiday inn express - houston memorial park)
december 1-3 working @ client site in houston, tx
december 3 travel back home
december 4 weekend; no plans
december 5 weekend; in the late pm travel to hartford, ct (staying @ holiday inn express hartford downtown)
december 6-7 working @ client site in weatogue, ct
december 8 travel to detroit, mi (staying @ courtyard detroit southfield)
december 9-10 working @ client site in detroit, mi
december 10 in the late pm travel back home
december 11-12 weekend; no plans
december 13 working @ norcross office and/or working @ home office
december 14-15 client training @ norcross office
december 16-17 undetermined
december 18-19 weekend; no plans
december 20-23 undetermined
december 24 xmas holiday
december 25-26 weekend; xmas
december 27-31 undetermined
merry new year!
january 1-2 weekend; no plans
january 3 in the late pm travel to weatogue, ct (staying @ undetermined)
january 4-5 working @ client site in weatogue, ct
january 6 travel back home
january 7 undetermined
january 8-9 weekend; no plans

may 24 approx 9pm-june 14 approx 5pm mon&dad are coming to cumming!

there's still a few "undetermineds" in the agenda, but the demand on consultants is high, so even though there is not enough room for travel anymore, i'm sure there will be a couple of (much dreaded) gotomeetings crammed in.

scheduling agenda 2010 v5 - updated
since the last update a few weeks ago, my calender has been filling up quite fast, which i am kinda pleased about.
september 27 working @ client site in atlanta, ga
september 28 in the am working @ home office, in the pm travel to charleston, sc (staying @ hampton inn charleston historic district)
september 29-30 working @ client site in charleston, sc
september 30 travel back home
october 1 working @ client site in atlanta, ga
october 2-3 weekend; no plans
october 4 in the am working @ home office, in the pm travel to ft. lauderdale, fl (staying @ courtyard fort lauderdale east)
october 5-7 working @ client site in ft. lauderdale, fl
october 7 travel back home
october 8 working @ norcross and/or working @ home office
october 9-10 weekend; no plans
october 11 in the am working @ home office, in the pm travel to houston, tx (staying @ holiday inn express - houston memorial park)
october 12-15 working @ client site in houston, tx
october 15 travel back home
october 16-17 weekend; no plans
october 18-21 traveling to houston, tx (staying @ holiday inn express - houston memorial park) & working @ client site in houston, tx
october 22 working @ home office
october 23 weekend; seeing incognito live (FINALLY!) @ the variety playhouse;- nope, gig is cancelled :-(
october 24 weekend; no plans
october 24 travel to sandusky, oh (staying @ fairfield inn & suites sandusky)
october 25-27 working @ client site in sandusky, oh
october 28 travel back home
october 29 start of denise's year 3 residency in atlanta, ga (she's staying @ renaissance concourse atlanta airport hotel)
october 30-31 weekend; no plans
november 1-5 working @ home office
november 6-7 weekend; no plans
november 8-12 working @ norcross office and/or working @ home office
november 13-14 weekend; no plans
november 15 working @ norcross office and/or working @ home office
november 16 in the am working @ home office, in the pm travel to houston, tx (staying @ holiday inn express - houston memorial park)
november 17-19 working @ client site in houston, tx
november 19 travel back home
november 20-21 weekend; no plans
november 22 in the early am travel to houston, tx (staying @ holiday inn express - houston memorial park)
november 22-23 working @ client site in houston, tx
november 24 travel back home
november 25-26 thanksgiving holiday
november 25 thanksgiving
november 26 black friday shopping @ north georgia premium outlets
november 27-28 weekend; no plans
november 28 in the pm travel to birmingham, al (staying @ hampton inn birmingham/mountainbrook)
november 29-november 30 working @ client site in birmingham, al
november 30 travel to houston, tx (staying @ holiday inn express - houston memorial park)
december 1-3 working at client site in houston, tx
december 3 travel back home
december 4-5 weekend; no plans
december 6-10 undetermined
december 11-12 weekend; no plans
december 13-17 client training @ norcross office
december 18-19 weekend; no plans
december 20-23 undetermined
december 24 xmas holiday
december 25-26 weekend; xmas
december 27-31 undetermined
merry new year!

there's still a few "undetermineds" in the agenda, but there's 3 clients assigned to me that have not yet decided when to have me on-site for training. and , the company's pipeline is finally purging, so there's a lot of requests for consultants and so far my cloning try-outs have not been too successful ... i may have to get travis up to speed, since kids these days pick up on new technologies really fast :P

scheduling agenda 2010 v4
it has been quite slow at work, had some engagements here and there, but things are finally picking up again.
september 13 working @ norcross office
september 14 in the am working @ home office, in the pm travel to dallas, tx (staying @ sheraton suites market center)
september 15 working @ client site in dallas, tx
september 15 travel back home
september 16-17 working @ client in atlanta, ga
september 18-19 weekend; no plans
september 20 in the am working @ home office, in the pm travel to houston, tx (staying @ holiday inn express)
september 21-23 working @ client site in houston, tx
september 23 travel back home
september 24 working @ norcross and/or working @ home office
september 25-26 weekend; no plans
september 27 working @ client site in atlanta, ga
september 28 in the am working @ home office, in the pm travel to charleston, sc (staying @ hampton inn charleston historic district)
september 29-30 working @ client site in charleston, sc
september 30 travel back home
october 1 working @ norcross and/or working @ home office
october 2-3 weekend; no plans
october 4 in the am working @ home office, in the pm travel to houston, tx (staying @ undetermined)
october 5-7 working @ client site in houston, tx
october 7 travel back home
october 8 working @ norcross and/or working @ home office
october 9-10 weekend; no plans

the client in houston is one that is a large project that will run through the end of the year, so it's not gonna be just 2 visits. and apparently there are more large projects (still stuck) in the pipeline that my directors have me in mind for. next to that i have been assigned to a few small clients, so currently i am juggling 8 different clients ... not without success though ;-)

scheduling agenda 2010 v3
it has been quite slow at work, had some engagements here and there, but hopefully things will pick up again, soon. on the other hand, being home a lot is definitely not a bad thing :-)
may 10 in the am working @ home office, in the pm travel to tulsa, ok (staying @ holiday inn express)
may 11-13 working @ client site in tulsa, ok
may 13 travel back home
may 14 working @ home office
may 15-16 weekend; no plans
may 17 in the am working from home, in the pm travel to dallas, tx (staying @ warwick melrose)
may 18-21 working @ client site in dallas, tx
may 21 travel back home
may 22-23 weekend; no plans
may 24-25 working @ client site in atlanta, ga
may 26-28 working @ home office and/or norcross office
may 28 in the pm kat & dagny arrive
may 29 weekend; birthday party campion & friends
may 30 weekend; birthday party travis
may 31 working @ home office and/or norcross office
june 1 working @ home office; from 11am-1pm graduation campion @ the arena @ gwinnett center
june 2-4 working @ home office and/or norcross office
june 5 weekend; no plans
june 6 in the late am travel to halifax, ns, canada (staying @ holiday inn halifax harbourview)
june 7-11 working @ client site in halifax, ns, canada
june 11 in the pm travel back home
june 12-13 weekend; no plans
june 14 working @ home office and/or norcross office
june 15 work @ client site in atlanta, ga
june 15 @ 4pm close on house
june 16-17 working @ home office and/or norcross office
june 17 in the late pm depart for road trip to arizona & north carolina trip details (not subject to change anymore!)
june 26 in the pm buena vista high school 20 year reunion
july 4 independence day
july 6 the late pm arrive from road trip to arizona & north carolina
july 7-9 working @ home office and/or norcross office
july 10-11 weekend; no plans
all in all, things may not look hectic, yet, but give it time :P

scheduling agenda 2010 v2
slowly but surely things are heating up again at the work and travel front after a few weeks at home. but it was nice being home for a while, definitely :-)
february 1-5 undetermined; work @ home office and/or work @ the office
february 6-7 weekend; no plans
february 8 in the am work from home, in the pm travel to franklin lakes, nj (staying @ holiday inn express haskel-wayne area)
february 9-11 work @ client office in franklin lakes, nj
february 12 travel home
february 13-15 weekend; no plans
february 16 in the am work @ home office, in the pm travel to phoenix, az (staying @ hilton scottsdale resort & villas)
february 17-19 psg conference in phoenix, az february 20 weekend; during the day travel back home, in the evening birthday party for pepper
february 21 weekend, in the pm travel to orlando, fl (staying @ holiday inn express orlando - international drive)
february 22-24 work @ client site in orlando, fl
february 25-26 undetermined; work @ home office and/or work @ the office
february 27-28 weekend; no plans

it is rumoured that there is another large client implementation starting in march, one that i will be assigned to and this one is in houston, tx. there's also a client in stone mountain, ga, i might get assigned to and there's a large client in charlotte, nc. but, these are all in limbo, still.
then, oma is coming to visit! :-)
march 12 oma arrives
march 12-30 oma visits with travis (and the rest of us)
march 30 oma departs for home

there are also rumors that my best friend ronald is flying in to come see us. for this summer, we already have plans, so i will put these here as well.
june 18 start travel to sierra vista, az (via houston, san antonio and fort stockton)
june 21 arrive in sierra vista, az (staying @ family)
june 22-24 chillax in sierra vista, az
june 25-27
20 year high school reunion buena high
june 28 start travel to yet unknown destination on nc coast (route not yet determined)
july 2 arrive at unknown destination on nc coast july 3-5 chillax at unknown destination on nc coast
july 6 travel back home

all in all, things may not look hectic, yet, but give it time :P

scheduling agenda 2010 v1
my first schedule for this year and since not much has been scheduled yet, it will look unusually empty. no worries, though, i'm sure it will get fleshed out really quick.
january 11 in the am work @ the home office; in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
january 12-14 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
january 15 travel back home
january 16-17 weekend; no plans
january 18-22 undetermined; work @ home office and/or work @ the office
january 23-24 weekend; no plans
january 25 in the am dr's appointment
january 25-29 undetermined; work @ home office and/or work @ the office
january 30-31 weekend; no plans
february 1-5 undetermined; work @ home office and/or work @ the office
february 6-7 weekend; no plans
february 8-12 undetermined; work @ home office and/or work @ the office
february 13-14 weekend; no plans
february 15 work @ home office and/or work @ the office
february 16 travel to phoenix, az (staying @ hilton scottsdale resort & villas)
february 17-19 psg conference in phoenix, az
february 20 weekend; during the day travel back home, in the evening birthday party for pepper
february 21 weekend; no plans

it is rumoured that there is another large client implementation starting in march, one that i will be assigned to and this one is in houston, tx. but, we're not done with the client in cedar rapids, ia, because so far we only have completed phase 1 and there is a phase 2 that should be kicked off fairly soon.
for this summer, we already have plans, so i will put these here as well.
june 18 start travel to sierra vista, az (via houston, san antonio and fort stockton)
june 21 arrive in sierra vista, az (staying @ family)
june 22-24 chillax in sierra vista, az
june 25-27 20 year high school reunion buena high
june 28 start travel to yet unknown destination on nc coast (route not yet determined)
july 2 arrive at unknown destination on nc coast
july 3-5 chillax at unknown destination on nc coast
july 6 travel back home

there are also rumors that oma is flying in again to spend some time with travis and there's rumors that my best friend ronald is flying in to come see us. all in all, things may not look hectic, yet, but give it time :P

trip schedule
totally tentative schedule for the christmas week:
december 19 weekend; drop off pepper for christmas vegetation; travel to little rock, ar (staying @ hampton inn & suites little rock-downtown)
december 20 travel to spring branch, tx for dinner
december 20 in the (late) evening travel to san antonio, tx (staying @ riverwalk plaza san antonio)
december 21-22 spend time with family & friends in san antonio, tx
december 23 switching hotels (staying @ holiday inn san antonio riverwalk)
december 24-25 spend time with family & friends in san antonio, tx
december 26 travel to family in houston (staying @ family)
december 27 travel back home
if you are in san antonio, tx, in the week of december 21-24, you are cordially invited to visit us in one of the two downtown hotels i mentioned above. for instance, you could come by to marvel at our baby boy ;-)

scheduling agenda 2009 v10
my updated roster till the end of the year ...
november 28-29 weekend; no plans
november 30 in the really early am travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
november 30 in the pm work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
december 1-3 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
december 4 in the am work @ client site in cedar rapids, in the pm travel back home
december 5 weekend; dentist appointment
december 6 weekend; no plans
december 7 work @ home office; in the pm doctor's appointment (post snipsnip consult)
december 8 in the early am travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
december 8 in the pm work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
december 9-11 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia december 11 in the pm travel back home
december 12-13 weekend; no plans
december 13 in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
december 14-16 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
december 17 in the am work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia; in the pm travel back home
december 18 work @ home office
december 19 weekend; drop off pepper for christmas vegetation; travel to san antonio, tx
december 21-25 spend time with family & friends in san antonio, tx
december 26-27 weekend; travel back home
december 28 in the am travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
december 28 in the pm work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
december 29 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
december 30 in the am work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia; in the pm travel back home

december 31 new year's eve
january 1 new year's day
january 2-3 weekend; no plans
so far, the client in cedar rapids is going live with phase 1 in the week of monday to friday december 14 to december 18, so it makes sense for me, and a collegue, to be there, a lot, to give them that warm and fuzzy feeling. and of course, to rectify any issues that may crop up.

scheduling agenda 2009 v9
oh my, the roster till the end of the year ...
october 31 weekend; halloween
november 1 weekend; no plans other than haircut day (and sleep 1 hour longer because of DST)
november 2-6 work @ the office and/or work @ home office
november 7-8 weekend; no plans
november 9 in the early am appointment at urologist (for snipsnip consult), in the late am work @ home office; in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ holiday inn express cedar rapids)
november 10-12 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
november 13 travel back home
november 14-15 weekend; no plans
november 16 in the am work @ home office; in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
november 17-19 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
november 20 travel back home
november 21-22 weekend; no plans
november 23-24 work @ the office and/or work @ home office
november 25 pto
november 26 thanksgiving
november 27 pto; black friday shopping in the middle of the night!
november 28-29 weekend; no plans
november 30 in the am work @ home office; in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
december 1-3 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
december 4 travel back home
december 5-6 weekend; no plans
december 7 in the am work @ home office; in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
december 8-10 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
december 11 travel back home
december 12-13 weekend; no plans
december 14 in the am work @ home office; in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
december 15-17 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
december 18 travel back home
december 19-20 weekend; no plans
december 21-24 work @ the office and/or work @ home office
december 25 christmas
december 26-27 weekend; no plans
december 28 in the am work @ home office; in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
december 29 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
december 30 in the am work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia; in the pm travel back home
december 31 new year's eve
january 1 new year's day
january 2-3 weekend; no plans
yup, that's a lot of cedar rapids. client is going live on friday december 11 with phase 1, so it makes sense for me, and a collegue, to be there to give them that warm and fuzzy feeling. and of course, to rectify any issues that may crop up.

scheduling agenda 2009 v8
like mentioned in the previous blog i posted minutes ago, here's my updated travel roster.
october 3 weekend; drop off aunt lauri @ airport
october 4 weekend; travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ holiday inn express cedar rapids)
october 5-8 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
october 8 travel back home
october 9 work @ home office
october 9 drive to south pittsburg, tn, to drop off pepper for vegetation
october 10-11 weekend; no plans
october 12 (columbus day holiday)
october 13 in early am travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ holiday inn express cedar rapids); in the pm work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
october 14-16 in the am work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia; in the pm travel back home
october 17-18 weekend; no plans
october 18 travel to dallas, tx (staying @ the adolphus)
october 19-20 work @ client site in dallas, tx
october 21 travel back home
october 22-23 work @ the office and/or work @ home office
october 24-25 weekend
october 26 in the am work @ home office; in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
october 27-29 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
october 30 travel back home
october 31-november 1 weekend; no plans

rest of november undetermined (but likely a lot of time will be spent in cedar rapids, ia) maybe sometime in the last weeks of october or the early weeks of november grandpa pete will drop in for a visit. and no worries, my calendar for november will be filled in short notice.

scheduling agenda 2009 v7
still pretty busy at my client in cedar rapids and in fact, i might have to get more busy for them, because things are not going as smooth as everyone hoped. luckily it is not just me, or us as the software vendor, that is the problem, but a combination of a lot of factors that make this project kinda convoluted. but still, the people are nice enough. the bad thing, however, is that delta doesn't offer a direct flight to cedar rapids in the evening anymore, nor does it offer a connection through cincinnati. this means my travel time will increase with a couple of hours, because now i have to connect in either detroit, minneapolis or denver!
august 15-16 weekend; no plans
august 17 work @ the office and/or @ the home office
august 18 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm appointment for initial interview green card, in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
august 19-21 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
august 21 travel back home
august 22-23 weekend; no plans
august 24 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
august 25-27 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
august 28 travel back home
august 29 weekend; my parents arrive in atlanta for the start of their vacation in the usa
august 30 weekend; no plans
august 31 my parents leave for their 2 week vacation in the southeast of the usa
august 31-september 4 undetermined
september 4 my sister and brother-in-law arrive in atlanta for the start of their vacation in the usa; denise's sister kat and her boyfriend/partner arrive in atlanta for a holiday weekend
september 5-6 weekend; no plans
september 7 labor day; my sister and brother-in-law leave atlanta for the rest of their vacation in west usa; kat and partner leave for home
september 7 in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
september 8-10 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
september 11 travel back home
september 12-13 weekend; no plans
september 14-15 undetermined
september 15 my parents return from vacation to stay with us for a week
september 15-18 pto
september 19-20 weekend; no plans
september 21 pto; my parents return home
september 21 in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
september 22-24 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
september 25 travel back home
september 26-27 weekend; no plans

you can see that most of the "undetermined" has magically disappeared. the good thing is that the "probably pto" has turned into pto!

scheduling agenda 2009 v6
i know, i know, i promised this over a week ago, but sometimes it takes a little bit more time to hammer out all the details ... and they are still not hammered out ... but, even though we're in the middle of summer, or maybe because we're in the middle of summer, things are heating up travel-wise, regardless.
july 4-5 weekend; no plans
july 6-10 work @ the office and/or @ the home office
july 11-12 weekend; no plans
july 13 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
july 14-16 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
july 17 travel back home
july 18-19 weekend; no plans
july 20 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
july 21-22 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
july 23 travel back home
july 24 work @ the office and/or @ the home office july 25 weekend; pick-up pepper from south pittsburg, tn
july 26 weekend; no plans july 27 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm travel to san antonio, tx (staying @ hilton san antonio airport)
july 28 work @ client site in san antonio, tx
july 28 travel to lakeland, fl (staying @ hyatt place lakeland center)
july 29-31 work @ client site in lakeland, fl
july 31 travel back home
august 1-2 weekend; no plans
august 3 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
august 4-6 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
august 6 travel back home
august 7 work @ the home office; denise's 1st day of uop residency in atlanta
august 8 weekend; denise's 2nd day of uop residency in atlanta
august 9 weekend; denise's 3rd day of uop residency in atlanta
august 10 kids' first day of school
august 10-14 work @ the office and/or @ the home office (or possibly go to client site @ tampa, fl
august 15-16 weekend; no plans
august 17 work @ the office and/or @ the home office
august 18 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm appointment for initial interview green card, in the evening travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
august 19-21 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
august 21 travel back home
august 22-23 weekend; no plans
august 24 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
august 25-27 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
august 28 travel back home
august 29 weekend; my parents arrive in atlanta for the start of their vacation
august 30 weekend; no plans
august 31 my parents leave for their 2 week vacation in the southeast of the usa
august 31-september 4 undetermined
september 4 my sister and brother-in-law arrive in atlanta for the start of their vacation
september 5-6 weekend; no plans
september 7 my sister and brother-in-law leave atlanta for the rest of their vacation
september 7-11 undetermined
september 12-13 weekend; no plans
september 14 undetermined
september 15 my parents return from vacation to stay with us for a week
september 15-18 undetermined, probably pto
september 19-20 weekend; no plans
september 21 my parents return home
september 21-25 undetermined
don't worry about the "undetermined" in this list, i am pretty confident they will get filled up pretty quickly. still working for 66% of my time for the cedar rapids client and now there's at least 3 account managers that (seemingly only) want me for any on-sites for their new and/or converting clients. being in demand is not a bad thing, i suppose ...

scheduling agenda 2009 v5
unfortunately the time has come again to go back on the road again. i'm gonna be missing travis, and denise (and the others) of course, a lot ...
june 16 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
june 17-18 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
june 19 travel back home
june 20-21 weekend; no plans
june 22 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
june 23-26 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
june 27 travel back home on red-eye flight
june 27-28 weekend; no plans
june 29 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
june 30-july 1 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
july 2 travel back home

july 3 work @ the office and/or @ the home office
july 4-5 weekend; no plans
july 27 travel to san antonio, tx (staying @ undetermined)
july 28 work @ client site in san antonio, tx
july 29 travel back home
mainly, i will be traveling to cedar rapids, because i will be spending about 66%, or more, of my time for that particular client. the biggest downside to travel to cedar rapids is that there are not too many flights and the departure times are kinda strange as well, so i will always lose a day and a half just to get there and back again.

scheduling agenda 2009 v4
this list will be the most recent and updated list of all my travels till the end of may. after my last trip in may i will not travel for about a month. i will take a couple of weeks off and the rest of the time i will work from home, so i can assist as much as i can around the house right after travis is born. so without further ado:
april 25-26 weekend; no plans (other than putting the room divider up)
april 27 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
april 28-30 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
may 1 travel back home may 2 appointment @ uscis in atlanta to do my biometrics
may 3 weekend; no plans
may 4 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
may 5-7 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
may 8 travel back home
may 9-10 weekend; no plans
may 11-12 work @ client site in downtown atlanta
may 12 in the evening travel to birmingham, al (staying @ hampton inn mountain brook)
may 13-15 work @ client site in birmingham, al
may 15 in the evening travel back home
may 16 baby shower!
may 17 weekend; no plans
may 18 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
may 19-21 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
may 21 in the pm travel back home
may 22 work @ the office and work from the home office
may 23-24 weekend; no plans
hopefully travis decides to stay in till at least may 22 so that i am home to drive denise to the hospital and to take care of the kids and the house. i guess we'll just have to wait and see ...

scheduling agenda 2009 v3
by request of my parents in all futures baby blog posts, at the top, i will put a link to my latest schedule so they can see where i am. and as you will see it is going to be a hectic next 8 weeks ... just thinking about it makes me tired already ...
march 24 in the am work @ home; in the pm travel to dallas, tx (staying @ warwick melrose hotel)
march 25-27 work @ client site in dallas, tx
march 27 travel back home
march 28-29 weekend; no plans
march 29 in the evening travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
march 30-april 1 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
april 2 travel back home
april 3 work @ the home office or @ the office
april 4-5 weekend; no plans
april 6-10 undetermined (!)
april 11-12 weekend; no plans
april 13 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
april 14-16 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
april 17 travel back home
april 18-19 weekend; no plans
april 19 in the evening travel to fort lauderdale, fl (staying @ la quinta inn & suites fort lauderdale cypress creek)
april 20-22 work @ client site in fort lauderdale, fl
april 22 in the evening travel back home
april 23 work @ the office
april 24 work @ the home office
april 25-26 weekend; no plans
april 27 in the am work @ the home office, in the pm travel to cedar rapids, ia (staying @ cedar rapids marriott)
april 28-30 work @ client site in cedar rapids, ia
may 1 travel back home
may 2-3 weekend; no plans
may 4-8 undetermined (!)
may 9-10 weekend; no plans
may 11-12 work @ the home office or @ the office
may 12 in the pm travel to birmingham, al (staying @ undetermined)
may 13-15 work @ client site in birmingham, al
may 15 in the evening travel back home
may 16-17 weekend; no plans

i'm sure those two weeks that are marked as "undetermined" will fill up with client visits as well, but at least one of them will be here in downtown atlanta. and then, of course, when travis john carlin is born, hopefully somewhere around denise's, campion's and my birthday, i will take 2 weeks (or so) off to spend some qualitime at home with the new and extended and improved family.

scheduling agenda 2009 v2
finally things are heating up again, so here's the latest of how my agenda looks:
february 16 president's day; pick up pepper from vegetation
february 17-19 work @ the office & work @ home
february 19 travel to birmingham, al (staying @ hampton inn mountain brook)
february 20 work @ client site in birmingham, al
february 20 in the evening travel back home
february 21-22 birthday party/sleepover for pepper
february 23-24 work @ the office
february 25 in the am work @ home; in the pm travel to san antonio, tx (staying @ hilton garden inn san antonio airport)
february 26-27 work @ client site in san antonio, tx
february 27 travel back home
february 28-march 1 weekend; no plans
march 2 work @ the office
march 3-5 possible travel to @ on-site with client in cedar rapids, ia
march 6 work @ home
march 7-8 weekend; no plans
march 9-13 undetermined
march 14 weekend; no plans march 15 travel to anaheim, ca (staying @ doubletree guest suites anaheim resort/convention center)
march 16-18 psg conference in anaheim, ca
march 17 teach a class @ psg conference
march 19 travel back home
march 20 work @ home
march 21-22 weekend; no plans
march 23 work @ the office
march 24 in the am work @ home; in the pm travel to dallas, tx (staying @ warwick melrose hotel)
march 25-27 work @ client site in dallas, tx
march 27 travel back home
march 28-29 weekend; no plans

there is only one "undetermined" left in the list, but i already have a few clients lined up for in between what you see here and after march. all they need is to make up their mind about on-site training days. i know i will be back in san antonio somewhere in may for a client i've already been to twice ... they keep asking me back, but i know that this time it is only for one day. and then, of course, when travis john carlin is born, hopefully somewhere around denise's, campion's and my birthday, i will take 2 weeks (or so) off to spend some qualitime at home with the new and extended and improved family.

scheduling agenda 2009 v1
in between all the baby stuff i will update my schedule every so often and since it has been a while here is an updated schedule.
january 12-13 work @ the office
january 14 work from the home office and in the afternoon travel to friendswood, tx (staying @ comfort suites)
january 15-16 work @ client office in friendswood, tx
january 17 travel back home
january 18 weekend; no plans
january 19 public holiday (MLK day); picking up kid(s) from vegetation
january 20-23 work @ the office and/or the home office
january 24-25 weekend; no plans
january 26-27 work @ the office
january 28 work from the home office and in the afternoon travel to boston, ma (staying @ hilton boston financial district)
january 29-30 work @ client office in boston, ma
january 30 in the evening fly back home
january 31-february 1 weekend; no plans
february 2-6 undetermined
february 7-8 weekend; no plans
february 9-13 undetermined; take kid(s) to drop-off point for vegetation
february 14-15 weekend; no plans
february 16 pick up kid(s) from vegetation
february 17-20 undetermined
february 21-22 weekend; no plans
february 23-27 undetermined
february 28-march 1 weekend; no plans
march 2-6 undetermined
march 7-8 weekend; no plans
march 9-13 undetermined
march 14 weekend; no plans
march 15 travel to anaheim, ca (staying @ doubletree guest suites anaheim resort/convention center)
march 16-18 psg conference in anaheim, ca
march 19 travel back home
march 20 work from the home office
march 21-22 weekend; no plans

as you can see, still quite a lot of "undetermined' in the list, but we can see that things are starting to pick up again, so hopefully within the next few weeks my calender will be fully booked through the end of march. and clients always arrange things at the very last moment, so who knows how things are going to fill out ... and if i don't have to travel, hey, that means that i get to spend more time at home, which is also not a punishment :-)

scheduling agenda 2008 v14 - updated
in between all the baby stuff i will update my schedule every so often and since it has been a while here is an updated schedule.
december 1-5 work @ the office and work @ the home office
december 6-7 weekend; no plans
december 8 work @ the home office
december 8 travel to pensacola, fl (staying @ pensacola grand)
december 9-11 work @ client site in pensacola, fl
december 11 travel back home
december 12 work @ the office or work @ the home office
december 13 dinner @ our place with friends
december 14 weekend; no plans
december 15-16 work @ the office and/or work @ the home office
december 16 travel to friendswood, tx (staying @ la quinta inn & suites webster - clearlake)
december 17-18 work @ client site in friendswood, tx
december 17 kids go to vegetation for the xmas holiday
december 18 in the evening drive to san antonio, tx
december 19 attend john's funeral in san antonio, tx
december 20 drive from san antonio to houston to fly back home
december 21 weekend; no plans
december 22-24 undetermined; work @ the office and/or work @ the home office
december 25-26 xmas
december 27-28 weekend; no plans
december 29-31 undetermined; work @ the office and/or work @ the home office
december 31 new year's eve
january 1 new year's
january 2 undetermined; work @ the office and/or work @ the home office
january 3 pick up kids from vegetation @ drop-off point
january 4 weekend; no plans

after that everything is pretty much open apart from:
january 28 travel to boston, ma (staying @ undetermined)
january 29-30 work @ client site in boston, ma
january 30 travel back home
march 15 travel to anaheim, ca (staying @ undetermined)
march 16-18 psg conference in anaheim, ca
march 19 travel back home

hopefully the economy will improve soon and aided by a new year with all new & fresh budgets the workload should become unmanageable ... one can hope ... ;-)

scheduling agenda 2008 v14
in between all the baby stuff i will update my schedule every so often and since it has been a while here is an updated schedule.
december 1-5 work @ the office and work @ the home office
december 6-7 weekend; no plans
december 8 work @ the home office
december 8 travel to pensacola, fl (staying @ pensacola grand)
december 9-11 work @ client site in pensacola, fl
december 11 travel back home
december 12 work @ the office or work @ the home office
december 13 dinner @ our place with friends
december 14 weekend; no plans
december 15-16 work @ the office and/or work @ the home office
december 16 travel to friendswood, tx (staying @ la quinta inn & suites webster - clearlake)
december 17-18 work @ client site in friendswood, tx
december 19 in the am travel back home & in the pm work @ the home office
december 20-21 weekend; no plans
december 22-24 undetermined; work @ the office and/or work @ the home office
december 25-26 xmas
december 27-28 weekend; no plans
december 29-31 undetermined; work @ the office and/or work @ the home office
december 31 new year's eve
january 1 new year's
january 2 undetermined; work @ the office and/or work @ the home office
january 3-4 weekend; no plans

after that everything is pretty much open apart from:
march 15 travel to anaheim, ca (staying @ undetermined)
march 16-18 psg conference in anaheim, ca
march 19 travel back home

hopefully the economy will improve soon and aided by a new year with all new & fresh budgets the workload should become unmanageable ... one can hope ... ;-)

scheduling agenda 2008 v13
in between all the baby stuff i will update my schedule every so often and since it has been a while here is an updated schedule.
november 13 work @ the office
november 14 work @ the home office
november 15 weekend; go on a photo-tour with our good friend mr stevens
november 16 weekend; no plans november 17-21 in the am work from home and in the pm drive to cullman, al (staying @ best western fairwinds inn)
november 18-20 work @ client site in cullman, al
november 20 drive back home
november 21 work @ the office or @ the home office
november 22-23 weekend; no plans
november 24-25 work @ the office or @ the home office
november 25 in the evening start our drive to the middle of nowhere, ks
november 26-28 stay @ family ranch in ks for thanxgiving (november 27)
november 29 drive back to atlanta, ga
november 30 weekend; rest & possibly do some post-thanksgiving shopping
december 1 undetermined; oneyearaversary
december 2 undetermined; appointment at obstetrician
december 3-5 undetermined
december 6-7 weekend; no plans
december 8 in the am work from home and in the pm travel to pensacola, fl (staying at crown plaza hotel pensacola grand)
december 9-11 work @ client site in pensacola, fl
december 11 travel back home
december 12 work @ the office or @ the home office
december 13-14 weekend; no plans

between and after all of this i know i have to go back to dallas a third time and there is a trip to friendswood (a suburb of houston, tx). things at the work front are smoothly rolling along and the schedulers keep giving me clients and so far the survey results have been mostly positive. guess i am not doing a good enough job of pissing them off ;-)

scheduling agenda 2008 v12 - updated
no, this is not the exciting update i promised ...
october 20-24 work @ the office and/or work @ the home office
october 25-26 weekend; no plans, maybe pay that wonderful swedish furniture store a visit
october 27 working from home in the am, in the pm travel to dallas, tx (staying @ the adolphus)
october 28-30 work @ client site in dallas, tx
october 30 travel back home
october 31 work from home
november 1-2 weekend; no plans, maybe pay that wonderful swedish furniture store a visit if it doesn't happen in the weekend prior to this one
november 2 travel to miami, fl (staying @ best western windsor inn)
november 3-4 work @ client site in miami, fl
november 4 travel back home
november 5 work from home or travel to birmingham, al
november 6-7 work from home, the office, or possibly go to a client site in birmingham, al
november 8-9 weekend; no plans
novemer 10 work from home in the am and in the pm travel to columbus, oh (staying @ country inn & suites)
november 11-12 work @ client site in columbus, oh
november 12 travel back home
november 13-14 work @ the office or @ home
november 15-16 weekend; no plans
november 17-21 in the am work from home and in the pm drive to cullman, al (staying @ best western fairwinds inn)
november 18-20 work @ client site in cullman, al
november 20 drive back home
november 21 work @ the office or @ home
november 22-23 weekend; no plans
november 24-25 undetermined november 25 in the evening start our drive to the middle of nowhere, ks
november 26-28 stay @ family ranch in ks for thanxgiving (november 27)
november 29 drive back to atlanta, ga
november 30 weekend; rest

there's still a few undetermineds in there and hopefully we are not as impacted by the crash of the economy, so it might fill up with more on-site days. i want to go on-site because i have a goal of reaching gold status with delta by the end of this year and i am in need of a couple return flights :P i promise, the exciting blog will come soon ... :D

scheduling agenda 2008 v11
just a minor update since new engagements are only slowly coming through ...
september 22-26 work @ the office and/or work @ the home office
september 27-28 weekend; no plans
september 29 travel to dallas, tx and in the pm work @ client site (staying @ the adolphus)
september 30-october 2 work @ client site in dallas, tx
october 3 in the am work @ client site and in the pm travel back home
october 4-5 weekend; no plans
october 5 travel to san antonio, tx (staying @ staybridge suites)
october 6-7 work @ client site in san antonio, tx
october 8 travel back home
october 9-10 undetermined
october 11-12 weekend; no plans

after that i still uncertain, but i am sure that my calendar will fill up pretty quickly. and as soon as it does i will return with a new update. for now, enjoy the (relative) silence :-)

scheduling agenda 2008 v10
summer is over, so things are heating up again (huh?!). now, the start of this schedule is interesting, so pay attention ... if you blink, you might miss it ...
september 3 take denise to airport; denise travel to phoenix, az
september 4-8 denise dm/ist residency in phoenix, az
september 3-9 me in charge of the household (no panic, no need for the bombshelter just yet, i've got clear instructions and a day-to-day schedule that should keep me on top of things)
september 4-5 work @ the atlanta office in the AM and @ the home office in the PM
september 6-7 weekend; no plans, yet ...
september 8 work @ the atlanta office in the AM and @ the home office in the PM
september 9 client training @ the atlanta office
september 9 denise travel back home; pick up denise from the airport
september 10 work @ the atlanta office
september 11 client training @ the atlanta office
september 12 work @ the atlanta office for full-service client
september 13-14 weekend; no plans
september 15 work from the home office
september 15 travel to miami, fl (staying @ holiday inn coral gables/university of miami)
september 16-18 work @ client site in miami, fl
september 18 travel back home
september 19 work @ the atlanta office for full-service client
september 20-21 weekend; no plans
september 22-26 undetermined; possible travel to client site in dallas, tx
september 27-28 weekend; no plans
september 29-october 3 undetermined; possible travel to client sites in columbus, oh and/or dallas, tx
october 4-5 weekend; no plans
october 5 travel to san antonio, tx (staying @ staybridge suites)
october 6-7 work @ client site in san antonio, tx
october 8 travel back home
october 9-10 undetermined
october 11-12 weekend; no plans

i'm gonna stop here. i am sure that some of the gaps in this schedule will be filled and i am certain that my schedule will be looking quite hectic, probably till mid-december. of course, i'm gonna take a mini-break around thanxgiving, which this year is on november 27. this time we will celebrate this lovely day before black friday shopping with family in kansas. for real. it's gonna be very cool (i must only not forget to bring plenty of benadryl!) :-)

scheduling agenda 2008 v9...
yeah baby, yeah!

scheduling agenda 2008 v8
ever since coming back from holiday early june i have been on the road every week and it doesn't look like it is going to slow down. means this is good for the company, but it also means i am away from home a lot. anyhow, this is how my schedule looks from here on out:
jul 28 work from the home office & travel to toronto, canada (staying @ hampton inn & suites)
jul 29-aug 1 training @ the toronto office
aug 1 travel back home
aug 2-3 weekend; no plans
aug 3 travel to minneapolis, mn (staying @ sheraton bloomington)
aug 4-6 work @ client site in edina, mn
aug 7 travel back home
aug 8 work from the home office
aug 9-10 weekend; no plans

to be continued ... i'm sure ... i may be going back to SATX for a couple of days and i have another client in birmingham, al, that requires my services. but who knows, i may get the opportunity to slow down the pace a bit, so i can focus on some things on the homefront. other than that, all is cool :-)

scheduling agenda 2008 v7
now that my vacation and non-travel time is over (lucky me ...) i get to go on the road again.
jun 19-20 working from the home office
jun 20 see the tempest @ the rosewater theatre
jun 21-22 weekend; no plans
jun 23 working from the home office & travel to columbus, oh (staying @ country inn & suites)
jun 24-26 work @ client site in columbus, oh
jun 26 travel back home
jun 27 work from the home office
jun 28-29 weekend; no plans
jun 30 work from the home office
jul 1-2 training @ the atlanta office
jul 3 work from the home office
jul 4 independence day
jul 5-6 weekend; no plans
jul 7 travel with my lovely wife to san antonio, tx (staying @ staybridge suites)
jul 8-10 work @ client site in san antonio, tx
jul 8-10 evenings: see family & friends
jul 11 travel back home
jul 12-13 weekend; no plans
jul 14 work from the home office & travel to detroit, mi (staying @ fairfield inn & suites)
jul 15-17 work @ client site in detroit, mi
jul 17 travel back home
jul 18 work from the home office
jul 19 pick up kids from vegetation in south pittsburg, tn
jul 20 weekend; no plans
jul 21 work from the home office & travel to new york, ny (staying @ marriott at the brooklyn bridge)
jul 22-23 work @ client site in brooklyn, ny
jul 23 travel back home
jul 24-25 work from the home office
jul 26-27 weekend; no plans
jul 28 work from the home office & travel to toronto, canada (staying @ hampton inn & suites)
jul 29-aug 1 training @ the toronto office
aug 1 travel back home
aug 2-3 weekend; no plans

this is it for now, but seeing how all of a sudden i seem to be in demand by several account managers my calendar for the rest of the year may fill up quickly *sigh* now all i need is a loan to buy the car that i want, so my lovely wife doesn't have to drive me back and forth to the airport all the time.

scheduling agenda 2008 v6
i warned you that my rant would not be on the top of my blog posts for long ... so instead here's the next instalment of another cringe-inducing post :D
may 4 travel to new york (staying @ glen cove mansion)
may 5-8 training @ our glen head office
may 9 travel back home may 10-11 weekend; no plans
may 12 travel to naples, fl (staying @ naples bay resort)
may 13-15 work @ client site in naples, fl
may 16 travel back home
may 17 weekend; no plans
may 18 travel to little rock, ar (staying @ doubletree little rock)
may 19-21 work @ client site in little rock, ar
may 21 travel back home
may 22-23 undetermined
may 24-25 weekend; no plans
may 26 memorial day; no plans
may 27-28 undetermined
may 29 travel to ams
may 30 arriving in ams (staying @ landgoed ginkelduin)
may 30 me to apply for a new passport
may 31 meet family in amsterdam for a tourist trap tour
june 1 intimate family meet
june 2 undetermined
june 3 wedding day (staying @ de barones)
june 4 visit with friends and their little toes
june 5-6 undetermined
june 7 travel back home
june 8 weekend; rest
june 9-11 undetermined
june 11 travel to little rock, ar (staying @ undetermined)
june 12-13 work @ client site in little rock, ar
june 13 travel back home
june 14-15 weekend; no plans

after that, no idea yet, but i am close to being fully up-to-speed, so i'm sure client assignments will fly in, so i can be booked 6-12 weeks in advance ... oh the joys of being in demand ;-) other than that all is going smoothly, everything is exciting and oddly relaxed at the same time. life is good :-)

scheduling agenda 2008 v5 - updated
so yeah, not too long ago (only a week and a half ago) i posted my scheduled schedule. of course, since then a few changes have been made to the schedule, so here goes ...
april 9 work @ client site in downtown atlanta (in the evening ikea furniture assembly)
april 10 work from our atlanta office (in the afternoon & evening ikea furniture assembly)
april 11 work from the home office (in the afternoon & evening ikea furniture assembly)
april 12 weekend; pick-up our son from atl (in the morning ikea furniture assembly)
april 13 weekend; pick-up our daughter at vegetation drop-off/pick-up point april 13 travel to little rock, ar (staying @ doubletree hotel little rock)
april 14-16 work @ client site in little rock, ar
april 16 travel back home
april 17-18 undetermined
april 19-20 weekend; no plans
april 21 work from the home office
april 21 travel to san francisco, ca (staying @ hilton sf financial district)
april 22-23 working @ client sites in san francisco, ca
april 23 travel to salem, or (staying @ phoenix grand hotel)
april 24-25 working @ client site in stayton, or
april 26 travel back home
april 27 weekend; no plans
april 28 working @ client site in marietta, ga
april 29-may 2 undetermined
may 3 weekend; no plans
may 4 travel to new york (staying @ glen cove mansion)
may 5-8 training @ our glen head office
may 9 travel back home
may 10-11 weekend; no plans
may 12 travel to naples, fl (staying @ hawthorn suites)
may 13-15 work @ client site in naples, fl
may 16 travel back home
may 17 weekend; no plans
may 18 travel to little rock, ar (staying @ undetermined)
may 19-21 work @ client site in little rock, ar
may 21 travel to tempe, az (staying @ undetermined)
may 22-23 work @ client site in tempe, az
may 24 travel back home
may 25 weekend; no plans
may 26-28 undetermined
may 29 travel to ams
may 30 arriving in ams (staying @ landgoed ginkelduin)
may 30 me to apply for a new passport
june 3 wedding day (staying @ de barones)
june 7 travel back home

lots has been changed in a week and a half and i'm sure there will be even more changes. lots of changes also at the homefront. our daughter's room has had a complete overhaul: new bed, new dresser, new desk, new chairs, new bookcase/shelves, new lamps, new bedding, new new new, so when she gets back this sunday she will be sleeping in a shiny new bedroom. and we already know she is excited about it. the remainder of this week my beautiful wife and i will be overhauling our living room, because we bought us a new chest of drawers, a tv bench and a couple of bookcases/display shelves. it's a start, because our son's room also needs to be redecorated slash fumigated and our bedroom is also in dire need of a new bed. but all in time ... :-)

scheduling agenda 2008 v4
as time progresses things at the work front are settling in, plus having sent in an updated skills set to my superiors i am getting scheduled for more and more clients that fit my scope and interest. the sad thing is that i've already become the go-to-guy for difficult clients or last-minute client visits ... *sigh*
march 31-april 2 work @ client site in marietta, ga (regular commute)
april 3 work from the norcross office
april 4 work from the home office
april 4 drop off our son at atl for his spring break trip to sea, wa
april 5 weekend: drop of our daughter for her spring break vegetation with the todd
april 6 weekend; no plans
april 7-11 undetermined
april 12 weekend; pick-up our son from atl
april 13 weekend; pick-up our daughter at vegetation drop-off/pick-up point
april 13 travel to little rock, ar (staying @ undetermined)
april 14-16 work @ client site in little rock, ar
april 16 travel back home
april 17-18 undetermined
april 19 weekend; no plans
april 20 travel to san francisco, ca (staying @ undetermined)
april 21-22 working @ client site in oakland, ca
april 23 travel to portland, or (staying @ undetermined)
april 24-25 working @ client site in stayton, or
april 26 travel back home
april 27 weekend; no plans
april 28-may 2 undetermined
may 3-4 weekend; no plans
may 5-9 undetermined
may 10-11 weekend; no plans
may 12 travel to naples, fl (staying @ undetermined)
may 13-15 work @ client site in naples, fl
may 15 travel back home
may 16 work from the home office
may 17-18 weekend; no plans may 19-20 undetermined
may 21 travel to tempe, az (staying @ undetermined)
may 22-23 work @ client site in tempe, az
may 24 travel back home
may 25 weekend; no plans
may 26-28 undetermined
may 29 travel to ams
may 30 arriving in ams (staying @ landgoed ginkelduin)
may 30 me to apply for a new passport
june 3 wedding day (staying @ de barones)
june 7 travel back home

there's still quite a lot "undetermined" in there, but don't panic, these slots will get filled with either client visits or training assignments. the good news is that i've managed to avoid the blackberry trap, and instead i will get a company paid razr v3, so i will be clipping two cell phones to my belt (to make me feel like a plugged-in tim taylor). but of course the most interesting part of my agenda are the list 5 listed items; as you will understand we all are looking forward to our dutch trip very much.

scheduling agenda 2008 v3 - updated
got home excited friday night, fully expecting the valentine's gift to be delivered by the man in brown (according to the ups tracker it was delivered at our front door around 3pm that day), but was disappointed to learn that that wasn't the case ... but on the upside, earlier this evening a neighbor from the next row of houses brought by the package that was delivered on her doorstep ... so, yay, the gift could be opened and enjoyed. for those of you who are interested (and i can't see any reason why you shouldn't be) follow this link to see the gift (be sure to click Book Preview).
at work things are already to heat up. i just barely have a week's worth of training and self-study under the belt and i am already called on to go to client sites, clients using modules i am not familiar with and clients who are hostile. so, i am carefully trying to fend off those clients i need to stay away from, at least until i get my feet wet, and opting to go to those clients who are at least in the general vicinity of my home. now that i have a home i really want to spend as much time as i can at home. luckily i have the cojones to say no :D
so without further ado:
february 16-18 weekend; relaxation; president's day holiday
february 18 travel to raleigh-durham, nc (staying @ courtyard durham)
february 19-22 training @ our durham office
february 22 travel back home (pepper's 10th birthday)
february 23 weekend; pepper's birthday party @ stars and strikes
february 24 weekend; relaxtion
february 25 trip to our wonderful friends at ssa for my long overdue ssn
february 25 travel to alexandria, va (staying @ embassy suites)
february 26-28 work @ client site in alexandria, va
february 28 travel back home
february 29-march 2 family visit in nc
march 3 work from the home office
march 4 travel to st. petersburg, fl (staying @ americas best inn)
march 5-6 working @ client site in st. petersburg, fl
march 6 travel back home
march 8-9 weekend
march 10 travel to houston, tx (staying @ inn at the ballpark
march 11-12 training in houston
march 12 change hotels in houston, tx (staying @ hilton americas-houston)
march 12-14 psg worldwide conference @ above hotel
march 15-16 weekend; family visit in tx
march 16 travel back home
march 17 travel to birmingham, al (staying @ undetermined)
march 18-19 work @ client site in birmingham, al
march 19 travel back home
march 20-21 working from the home office
march 22-23 weekend; no plans
march 24 travel to tempe, az (staying @ undetermined)
march 25-26 work @ client site in tempe
march 26 travel back home
march 27-28 work from the home office
march 29-30 weekend; no plans

for now this is all the upcoming "events" that i know of for the next 6 weeks. but i guess there isn't much room to cram in some more ... of course, the big thing is that the four of us are going to travel to europe to attend my sister's wedding, but the planning for that is still ongoing since there are other family members who will be traveling through europe around the same time:
may 29 travel to ams
may 30 arriving in ams (staying @ landgoed ginkelduin)
may 30 me to apply for a new passport
june 3 wedding day (staying @ de barones)
june 7 travel back home
i will leave you with this for now ... i'm gonna enjoy being a merkin on president's day.

scheduling agenda 2008 v2
after a few easy & relaxed weeks at home i will be starting my usual work routine this week. first i'll do 2 weeks of training and after that i am likely to be assigned my first domestic clients. something i am very curious about, because there is a world of difference between the way of working with clients in europe and the us. but with europe being much more complex i should not have any trouble adjusting, but i'll revisit that once i have had client experiences stateside.
february 10 weekend & travel to rdu (staying @ courtyard durham)
february 11-15 training @ our durham office
february 15 travel back home
february 16-18 weekend; relaxation; president's day holiday
february 18 travel to rdu (staying @ undetermined)
february 19-22 training @ our durham office
february 22 travel back home (pepper's 10th birthday)
february 23 weekend; pepper's birthday party @ stars and strikes
february 24 weekend; relaxtion
february 25-29 undetermined
march 1-2 family visit in nc
march 3-7 undetermined
march 8-9 weekend
march 10-11 undetermined
march 12 travel to hou (staying @ hilton americas-houston)
march 12-14 psg worldwide conference @ above hotel
march 15-16 weekend; family visit in tx
march 16 travel back home

for now this is all the upcoming "events" that i know of for the next 6 weeks. of course, the big thing is that the four of us are going to travel to europe to attend my sister's wedding, but the planning for that is still ongoing since there are other family members who will be traveling through europe around the same time:
may 29 travel to ams
may 30 arriving in ams (staying @ landgoed ginkelduin)
may 30 me to apply for a new passport
june 3 wedding day (staying @ de barones)
june 7 travel back home

everything else here is shaping up nicely, still waiting for some important paperwork to actually get two important things set up: a bank account (including credit card) and a car. other than that, have a good one :-)

scheduling agenda 2008 v1 (updated)
so, the hectic month of december came to an end and there are so many wonderful things to look back on for the entire year with the wedding and the honeymoon as highlights of course, but it's awesomer to know that 2008 will even be a much better year :-)
maybe, when transferring to the US operations i might even be able to slow down the pace of my work, but at least for the first 3 weeks of the new year i am still part of the international operation, hence my travel schedule:
january 2 travel to amsterdam
january 3 arrive in amsterdam, work @ the office (staying @ sister's house)
january 4 visa interview at the US consulate general (done & dusted)
january 5 visit my parents in rotterdam (staying @ parents' house)
january 6 return to stay @ sister's house
january 7-9 work from the office or my sister's house
january 9 travel to warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
january 10-11 working @ client site in warsaw january 12-13 weekend trapped in warsaw
january 14-17 working @ client site in warsaw
january 17 travel back to amsterdam (staying @ hilton airport hotel)
january 18 travel back home in business class
january 19-20 weekend - rest

but after all this there should be no more travel overseas, just domestic travel ... although i know my managers are trying to get me involved with a large client in halifax, newfoundland. i know it's not overseas, but it's a long ways away from atlanta and it's cold up there too, brrrrrr :D
anyways, see you in 2008, happy new year!

scheduling agenda 2007 v16
yes, an updated schedule, before i run out of time to actually update it :D ;-)
november 28 working from the home office
november 29-30 prepping for december 1
december 1 the date!!!
december 2 recovering from december 1
december 3 work from the home office and recover some more
december 4 travel to warsaw
december 5 arrive in warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
december 5-7 working @ client site in warsaw
december 7 travel to dusseldorf (staying @ unknown)
december 8 xmas dinner with the european team
december 9 travel back to warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
december 10-14 working @ client site in warsaw
december 15-16 weekend; relaxing in warsaw
december 17-18 working @ client site in warsaw
december 18 travel to amsterdam (staying @ undetermined)
december 19 travel back home
december 20 work from the home office
december 21 drive kids up to non-primary custodian visitation meeting point
december 22 start honeymoon (travel and stay @ unknown)
december 28 end honeymoon
december 29 pick up kids from non-primary custodian visitation meeting point
december 30 day off
december 31-january 1 new year's
january 2-4 work from the home office
january 5 weekend; no plans
january 6 travel to europe (stay @ undetermined)
january 7-17 working @ client site in warsaw and/or prague and/or frankfurt and/or brussels and/or london and/or amsterdam and/or paris
january 18 travel back home
january 19-20 weekend; no plans

it looks hectic and busy and crowded ... and i assure ... it is ... but i will survive ... and in addition, i think we will be fine :-)

scheduling agenda 2007 v15
just when you think it can't get any worse ... you're proven wrong ...
october 29 travel to warsaw (staying @ the westin)
october 29-november 1 working @ client site in warsaw
november 2 travel back to rotterdam
november 3 weekend; family day - percussion workshop!
november 4 weekend; no plans
november 5-6 undetermined; possible travel to warsaw (staying @ the westin)
november 7 undetermined
november 8 travel to london/milton keynes (staying @ best western moore place hotel)
november 8-9 international psg meeting
november 9 travel back to rotterdam
november 10-11 weekend; no plans
november 12 say goodbye to my colleagues in the amsterdam office
november 13 undetermined
november 14 move to atlanta (stay @ our house)
november 22 *gobble gobble gobble*
november 23 black friday shopping at midnight sharp
december 1 the date!!!
december 4 travel to europe (stay @ undetermined)
december 5-18 working @ client site in warsaw and/or prague and/or frankfurt and/or brussels and/or london
december 19 travel back home
december 22 start honeymoon
december 29 end honeymoon
december 31-january 1 new year's
january 6 travel to europe (stay @ undetermined)
january 7-17 working @ client site in warsaw and/or prague and/or frankfurt and/or brussels and/or london
january 18 travel back home ...

scheduling agenda 2007 v14
yeah, the schedule for most of time in europe is set now and yeah, it's gruesome ...
october 12 work from the home office
october 13 travel to atlanta (staying @ our house)
october 13-21 spend quality time
october 21 travel back to rotterdam
october 22 return to rotterdam & travel to warsaw (staying @ le royal méridien bristol)
october 23-25 working @ client site in warsaw
october 25 traveling to london through paris (staying @ thistle city barbican)
october 26 working @ client site in london
october 26 travel back to rotterdam
october 27-28 weekend; no plans
october 29 travel to warsaw (staying @ the westin)
october 29-november 1 working @ client site in warsaw
november 2 travel back to rotterdam
november 3 weekend; family day - percussion workshop!
november 4 weekend; no plans
november 5-6 undetermined; possible travel to warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
november 7 undetermined
november 8 travel to london/milton keynes (staying @ undetermined)
november 8-9 international psg meeting
november 9 travel back to rotterdam
november 10-11 weekend; no plans
november 12 say goodbye to my colleagues in the amsterdam office
november 13 undetermined
november 14 move to atlanta (stay @ our house)

... the silver lining you ask? well, it'll be november 14 before i know it!

scheduling agenda 2007 v13
things are still hectic, and although i hoped i would've been rotated off clients, they all struggled for my dedicated time, up until the very end. of course, since three of my clients more or less expect my full-time devotion coupled with the fact that i still didn't manage to clone myself, i have been assigned to just one client: the hardest one ... which will take me to warsaw probably every week i'm still in europe ... my dad will be happy, because i can supply him with enough bison piss wodka :D
september 22 weekend; spending time at my boss' house
september 23 weekend; see my best friend september
24-25 working in the amsterdam office
september 26 working from the home office & traveling to warsaw (staying @ the rialto)
september 27-28 working @ client site in warsaw
september 28 travelling back to rotterdam
september 29-30 weekend; no plans
october 1 work from the home office
october 2 traveling to warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
october 2-4 working @ client site in warsaw
october 4 traveling back to rotterdam
october 5 work from the home office
october 6-7 weekend; no plans
october 8 traveling to warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
october 8-10 working @ client site in warsaw
october 10 traveling back to rotterdam
october 11 performing training @ amsterdam office
october 12 work from the home office
october 13 travel to atlanta (staying @ our house)
october 13-21 spend quality time
october 21 travel back to rotterdam
october 22 return in rotterdam & working from the home office
october 23-25 undetermined; possible travel to warsaw
october 25/26 traveling to london (staying @ undetermined)
october 26 working @ client site in london
october 26 travel back to rotterdam
october 27-28 weekend; no plans
october 29-november 2 undeterminded; possible travel to warsaw
november 3 weekend; family day - looks like we're going to make bonbons *drools* - correction, it is going to be a percussion workshop!
november 4 weekend; no plans
november 5-7 undetermined; possible travel to warsaw
november 9 travel to london/milton keynes (staying @ undetermined)
november 9-10 international psg meeting
november 10 travel back to rotterdam
november 11-12 weekend
november 13 move to atlanta (stay @ our house)

in the meantime i have to arrange a new contract with my new boss in the usa (which i have chased him about, but he isn't the quickest to respond), need to arrange the move of my personal items (books, CDs, DVDs and personal paperwork), need to obtain my company sponsored l1-b visa (application filed 3.5 weeks ago; no news is good news), make arrangements to sub-lease my apartment and make sure i cancel all subscriptions i have that will do me no good in the usa (the only thing i want to keep is my sub to wallpaper*) ... so yeah, i'm quite busy :P

scheduling agenda 2007 v12 - updated
as expected, things are hectic, and it doesn't look like it's going to change before i leave for the usa. even though my clients are claiming 100% of my time, i have started to offload some of the work i do onto other implementers/project managers, because well, there's only 60-70 hours in a working week ... besides, i am leaving sooner then everybody thinks (time flies!) :-)
august 13-14 work @ the amsterdam office
august 15 "weekend" and a little work *sigh*
august 16 travel to warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
august 16-19 work @ client site in warsaw
august 20 travel back to rotterdam
august 21 work @ client site at schiphol
august 22 "weekend" and travel to warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
august 23-26 work @ client site in warsaw
august 26 travel back to rotterdam
august 27-28 work @ the amsterdam office
august 29 travel to and work @ client site in warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
august 29-31 work @ client site in warsaw
august 31 travel back to rotterdam
september 1 61st birthday party dad
september 2 birthday party best friend (40) and his daughter (1)
september 3-5 work from the home office
september 6 work @ the amsterdam office
september 7 work from the home office
september 8-9 weekend; no plans
september 10 travel to warsaw & work @ client site (staying @ the intercontinental)
september 11 work @ client site in warsaw & travel back to rotterdam
september 12 attend cremation of opa
september 13 travel to atlanta (staying @ our house)
september 13-18 spend quality time
september 18 travel back to rotterdam
september 19 work from the home office
september 20-21 undetermined
september 22 weekend; spending time at my boss' house
september 23 weekend; no plans
october 13 travel to atlanta (staying @ our house)
october 13-21 spend quality time
october 21 travel back to rotterdam
october 22-november 9 undetermined

hopefully when i get back from my first trip to atlanta, i will be pulled off of my clients and just busy myself with knowledge transfer ... one can always hope :P

scheduling agenda 2007 v11
as i mentioned in the previous agenda, things are getting really hectic in the last few months that i will be in europe. of course all my clients are claiming 100% of my time, which in a way makes me feel good, because it means they appreciate my work ... on the other hand, there's only 60-70 hours in a working week ...
july 21 travel to warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
july 22 explore warsaw
july 23-24 work @ client site in warsaw
july 24 travel back to rotterdam
july 25-27 work for client but from the home office
july 28-29 weekend; summer carnival
july 30-31 work @ the amsterdam office
august 1 travel to and work @ client site in warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
august 2 work @ client site in warsaw and travel back to rotterdam
august 3 work from home office
august 4-5 weekend; no plans
august 6-7 work @ the amsterdam office
august 7 travel to warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
august 8-10 work @ client site in warsaw
august 11 travel back to rotterdam, grandpa's 92nd birthday party & ffwd dance parade
august 12 weekend; no plans
august 13-17 undetermined
august 18-19 weekend; no plans
august 20-21 work @ the amsterdam office
august 21 travel to warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
august 22-24 work @ client site in warsaw
august 24 travel back to rotterdam
august 25-26 weekend; no plans
august 27-28 work @ the amsterdam office
august 29 travel to and work @ client site in warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
august 30-31 work @ client site in warsaw
august 31 travel back to rotterdam
september 1 birthday party best friend
september 2 travel to warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
september 3-7 work @ client site in warsaw
september 7 travel back to rotterdam
september 8-9 weekend; no plans
september 10-12 undetermined
september 13 travel to atlanta (staying @ our house)
september 14-18 spend quality time
september 18 travel back to rotterdam
september 19-21 undetermined

and in between i also need to take care of two clients in amsterdam and i will probably need to be in london once or twice for another client ... yes, i am the jet-setter :P

scheduling agenda 2007 v10
it's been pretty quiet and relaxed for the last two weeks, but as of this week my schedule will be busybusybusy as per usual :P ;-)
july 9 work @ the amsterdam office + travel to london (staying @ the savoy)
july 10-12 work @ client site in london
july 12 travel back to rotterdam
july 13-15 north sea jazz festival
july 16 rest from partying + travel to paris (staying @ the royal hotel)
july 17-20 work @ client site in paris
july 20 travel back to rotterdam july 21 travel to warsaw (staying @ the intercontinental)
july 22 explore warsaw
july 23-24 work @ client site in warsaw
july 24 travel back to rotterdam
july 25-27 work for client but from the home office
july 28-29 weekend; dead much?

seeing that i will probably move stateside at the end of october/begin of november and everything that needs to be arranged for that, my travel schedule will become less hectic in the months of august and september; besides, i need to be slowly rotated off my european clients, unless my employer decides that i must stay involved with my clients, even if i would be overseas ... but we'll cross that bridge when we get there *shrug*

scheduling agenda 2007 v9
gonna have to drop off the face of the earth for a little while, my fellow bloggers, but no worries, i will be back :-)
june 16-17 weekend; spend some time at my parents seeing it's daddy day
june 18 work @ the amsterdam office + travel to paris (staying @ novotel paris la défense)
june 19 work @ client site in paris
june 19 travel to london (staying @ the bonnington hotel)
june 20-21 work @ client site in london
june 21 travel to amsterdam (staying @ nh caransa)
june 22 work @ client site in amsterdam + travel back to rotterdam
june 23-24 weekend; *something special*
june 25-29 *doing something special*
june 26 sailing with squash partner and his wife
june 29 small party for friends & family
june 30 concert john legend in amsterdam
july 1-6 *doing something special*
july 3 dentist appointment, car check-up and lunch at the office in amsterdam
july 7-8 weekend; */something special*
july 9 work @ the amsterdam office + travel to london (staying @ the savoy)
july 10-12 work @ client site in london
july 12 travel back to rotterdam
july 13-15 north sea jazz festival
july 16 rest from partying + travel to paris (staying @ undetermined)
july 17-20 work @ client site in paris
july 17 travel back to rotterdam
july 18-19 weekend; no plans

after all this i might just have to go to that swiss clinick where keef richards goes to refresh his blood ... ;-)

scheduling agenda 2007 v8
fresh update peeps, straight from the filofax of your truly ... just sit back and wonder and spin spin spin :D
june 11 work @ client site at schiphol
june 12 work @ client site in amsterdam
june 13-14 work @ the amsterdam office (german system audit)
june 15 work @ the home office
june 16-17 weekend; spend some time at my parents seeing it's daddy day
june 18 work @ the amsterdam office + travel to paris (staying @ novotel paris la défense)
june 19 work @ client site in paris
june 19 travel to london (staying @ the bonnington hotel)
june 20-21 work @ client site in london
june 21 travel to amsterdam (staying @ nh caransa)
june 22 work @ client site in amsterdam
june 23-24 weekend; *something special*
june 25-29 *doing something special*
june 30 concert john legend in amsterdam
july 1-6 *doing something special*
july 7-8 weekend; */something special*
july 9 work @ the amsterdam office + travel to london (staying @ undetermined)
july 10-12 work @ client site in london
july 12 travel back to rotterdam
july 13-15 north sea jazz festival
july 16 rest from partying + travel to paris (staying @ undetermined)
july 17-20 work @ client site in paris
july 17 travel back to rotterdam
july 18-19 weekend; no plans

after all this i might call in dead ... ;-)

scheduling agenda 2007 v7 latest update (june 4, 6.30am)
on my travel and other stuff agenda:
june 4-5 work @ the amsterdam office (german system audit)
june 6 work @ the amsterdam office + travel to paris (staying @ mercure la défense esplanade)
june 7-8 work @ client site in paris
june 8 travel back to rotterdam
june 9-10 weekend; no plans yet
june 11 work @ the amsterdam office
june 12 work @ client site in amsterdam
june 13-14 work @ the amsterdam office (german system audit)
june 15 work @ the home office
june 16-17 weekend; standby for client database conversion; also spend some time at my parents seeing it's daddy day
june 17 travel to paris (staying @ the hotel royal)
june 18-19 work @ client site in paris
june 19 travel to london (staying @ the bonnington hotel)
june 20-21 work @ client site in london
june 21 travel back to rotterdam
june 22 work @ the home office
june 23-24 weekend; *something special*
june 25-29 *doing something special*
june 30 concert john legend in amsterdam
july 1-6 *doing something special*
july 7-8 weekend; */something special*
july 9 work @ the amsterdam office + travel to london
july 10-12 work @ client site in london
july 12 travel back to rotterdam
july 13-15 north sea jazz festival

more stuff is bound to be inserted in the coming few days, but it's june 24 through to july 7 that i look forward to; those days i will definitely take time out to rest and relax and do fun things.

scheduling agenda 2007 v6 - updated again
things are tightening up again at work, so without further ado, here's the schedule for the month of may and parts of june:
may 6 housewarming sister
may 7 work @ the amsterdam office
may 7 travel to london (staying at the durrants hotel)
may 8-9 work @ client site in london
may 9 travel back to rotterdam
may 10 work @ the home office
may 11 work @ client site at schiphol airport
may 12-13 weekend; no plans yet, but probably gonna spend sunday with my parents seeing it is momma's day
may 14 work @ client site at schiphol airport
may 14 travel to london (staying at the selfridge hotel)
may 15-16 work @ client site in london
may 16 travel back to rotterdam
may 17 public holiday may 18 work @ the home office (see Onie, this has changed)
may 19 go to combined birthday party of 3 family members in putten
may 20 go to birthday party of my best friend's wife in cuijk
may 21-24 work @ the amsterdam office
may 25 work @ the home office
may 26-27 weekend; no plans yet
may 28 public holiday
may 29-30 work @ the amsterdam office (client demo through webex)
may 31 detail demo @ client site at schiphol airport
june 1 work @ the amsterdam office (client demo through webex)
june 2-3 weekend; no plans yet
june 4 work @ client site at schiphol airport
june 5 work @ the amsterdam office (german system audit)
june 6 work @ the home office + travel to paris
june 7 work @ client site in paris + travel back to rotterdam
june 8 company outing: team building (*puke*)
june 9-10 weekend; no plans yet
june 11 work @ the amsterdam office
june 12 work @ client site in amsterdam
june 13-14 work @ the amsterdam office (german system audit)
june 15 work @ the home office
june 16-17 weekend; standby for client database conversion; also spend some time at my parents seeing it's daddy day
june 17 travel to paris
june 18-19 work @ client site in paris
june 19 travel back to rotterdam
june 20-22 nothing planned yet
june 23-24 weekend; *something special*
june 25-29 *doing something special*
june 30 concert john legend in amsterdam
july 1-6 *doing something special*
july 7-8 weekend; */something special*
july 9-12 nothing planned yet
july 13-15 north sea jazz festival

never a dull moment, my friends, never a dull moment. but i will promise to take my rest when on the road and in the weekends when i'm @ home.

scheduling agenda 2007 v5
my travel plans:


yup, you are seeing it right, you have not gone blind, it has happened, i have no trips planned ... yet ... shocking, isn't it? this means that this weekend i can finally relax, and i am so in need of a relaxed couple of days. of course, there is the necessary cleaning and ironing that i need to do, but that shouldn't take more than a few hours. other than that ... nothing on the agenda ... i feel uprooted and restless about it :P ;-)

scheduling agenda 2007 v4
it's getting hectic, it's getting wild:
feb 12-14 work @ the amsterdam office
feb 15-16 training client in the amsterdam office + postponed on-site from feb 2
feb 17 combined birthday party of aunt & uncle in amersfoort
feb 18 travelling to paris
feb 19 working @ client site in paris
feb 19 traveling to london
feb 20-21 training @ client site in london
feb 21 traveling back home to rotterdam
feb 22-23 european psg conference @ the amsterdam office (spending the night in amsterdam)
feb 25 traveling to munich
feb 26-mar 1 training workshop @ client site in munich
mar 2 traveling back home to rotterdam
mar 3 mom's 60th birthday party (mar 4 is the actual day)
mar 4 traveling to munich
mar 5-6 training @ client site in munich
mar 7 traveling back home to rotterdam
mar 8 travel stateside
mar 10 best friend's baby's christening
mar 12 travel back to amsterdam
mar 13 work @ the amsterdam office

nothing scheduled yet, for when i return from atlanta, but i am sure i need to be somewhere on-site that week as well, because 2 out of my 3 global clients are going live with our software during march-april. also, still working on an on-site date in lisbon (and the rest of the south of europe for that matter) in the next few weeks :D

scheduling agenda 2007 v3 updated - relief
things are being moved about so now my schedule looks as follows:
feb 1 work @ the amsterdam office
feb 2 work from home office
feb 4 traveling to frankfurt
feb 5 demo @ client site in frankfurt
feb 6 traveling back home to rotterdam
feb 7 work @ the amsterdam office
feb 8 work from home office & traveling to paris
feb 9 training @ client site in paris
feb 10 traveling back home to rotterdam
feb 12-14 work @ the amsterdam office
feb 15-16 training client in the amsterdam office + postponed on-site from feb 2
feb 18 traveling to paris
feb 19 working @ client site in paris
feb 19 traveling to london
feb 20-21 training @ client site in london
feb 21 traveling back home to rotterdam
feb 22-23 work @ the amsterdam office
feb 25 traveling to frankfurt
feb 26-mar 1 training workshop @ client site in frankfurt
mar 2 travelling back home to rotterdam
mar 3 mom's 60th birthday party (mar 4 is the actual day)
mar 4 traveling to munich
mar 5-6 training @ client site in munich
mar 7 traveling back home to rotterdam
mar 8 travel stateside
mar 10 best friend's baby's christening
mar 12 travel back to amsterdam
mar 13 work @ the amsterdam office

clients, what do you do *shrug* ;-)

scheduling agenda 2007 v3
dates are definitely firming up and the schedule is not looking pretty:
feb 2 training @ client site in amsterdam
feb 4 travelling to frankfurt
feb 5 demo @ client site in frankfurt
feb 6 traveling to london
feb 7-8 training @ site in london
feb 8 traveling to paris
feb 9 training @ client site in paris
feb 10 traveling back home to rotterdam
feb 11 traveling to london
feb 12-13 working @ client site in london (tentative)
feb 13 traveling back home to rotterdam
feb 14-17 training client in the amsterdam office (2 days max)
feb 18 traveling to paris
feb 19 working @ client site in paris
feb 19 traveling to munich
feb 20-21 training @ client site in munich
feb 22 travelling back home to rotterdam
feb 23 working @ the home office
feb 25 traveling to frankfurt
feb 26-mar 1 training workshop @ client site in frankfurt
mar 2 traveling back home to rotterdam
mar 3 mom's 60th birthday party (mar 4 is the actual day)
mar 8 travel stateside
mar 10 best friend's baby's christening
mar 12 travel back to amsterdam
mar 13 work @ the amsterdam office

yeah ... but i'll be fine, i promise ... i've got something wonderful to look forward to, something that energizes and invigorates me like nothing before.

scheduling agenda 2007 v2
things are heating up, juggling three rather large, global clients and travel is imminent. so far:
jan 20 birthday party sister's blue boyfriend in close to amsterdam (jan 18 is the actual day)
jan 21 traveling to london (this time staying at the kingsway hall hotel)
jan 22-24 working @ client site in london
jan 22 seeing/hearing incognito at the jazz cafe
jan 24 traveling back home to rotterdam
jan 25 possibly travelling to munich - scrapped
jan 25-26 possibly working @ client site in munich - scrapped
jan 26 possibly travelling back home to rotterdam - scrapped
feb 2 working @ client site in amsterdam
feb 4 traveling to frankfurt
feb 5 demo @ client site in frankfurt
feb 6 traveling to amsterdam & do some work in the office
feb 8 traveling to paris
feb 9 working @ client site in paris
feb 10 or 11 traveling back home to rotterdam
feb 18 traveling to paris
feb 19 working @ client site in paris
feb 20 traveling back home to rotterdam
feb 24 or 25 traveling to frankfurt
feb 26-mar 1 training workshop @ client site in frankfurt
mar 2 travelling back home to rotterdam
mar 3 mom's 60th birthday party (mar 4 is the actual day)

*sigh* and i know the available days probably will be filled as well. hopefully, there will be client on-sites in lisbon, barcelona, madrid, milan and rome instead of warsaw and moscow. client visits in london and munich are a given. so yeah ... it'll be, let's say, interesting ... to say the least.

scheduling agenda 2007 v1
even while i know january and february are going to be crazy busy, not much travel dates have been fixed yet. so far:
jan 7 go to masters of sprint [link] with dad
jan 8 red-eye flight to london (back in one aldwych again)
jan 8-10 working @ client site in london
jan 10 traveling back home to rotterdam
jan 11-12 do client training in office amsterdam

one client goes live across europe in the last week of january and the first week of february, so i foresee spending lots of time in london and munich before, during and after go live. another client needs to go live across europe by the end of march and we've already established a 4-day workshop in frankfurt from feb 26 to mar 1. for this client i will probably spend a lot of time in frankfurt and munich and possibly other locations like paris, luxemburg and who knows walnut creek. and i am responsible for another client that needs to upgrade in france and holland and want to roll out to countries in central europe.
like i said, busy times ahead ...

scheduling agenda v2
updated agenda after my 16 day trip to the US, returning on dec 3
dec 4 working in amsterdam and traveling to munich
dec 5 - 6 working @ client site in munich
dec 7 traveling back home to rotterdam
dec 8 working in amsterdam
dec 9 xmas dinner in the hague
dec 10 traveling to munich
dec 11-13 working @ client site in munich
dec 13 traveling to london
dec 14-15 working @ client site in london
dec 16 traveling back home to rotterdam
dec 16-17 exhausted? spent? dead? ;-)

scheduling agenda
it is and will be busy and hectic times for me:
nov 14-15 working @ client site in london
nov 16 working @ home
nov 17 working in amsterdam
nov 18 traveling to atlanta
nov 18 - 24 vacationing in atlanta
nov 23 *gobble gobble*
nov 24 frantic shopping (shirts, shoes, coat, camera)
nov 25 traveling to los angeles & santa barbara
nov 26 wine tour in santa barbara county
nov 27- dec 1 working in santa barbara
dec 2 - 3 traveling back home to rotterdam
dec 4 working in amsterdam and traveling to munich
dec 5 - 6 working @ client site in munich
dec 7 traveling back home to rotterdam
dec 8 working in amsterdam
dec 9 xmas dinner in the hague
dec 10 exhausted? spent? dead? ;-)

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