I have wanted to drop some pictures and words into this space and describe last weekend’s visit to Vinify in Santa Rosa to taste the wines of the wineries who call the custom crush facility home, but I just haven’t used what little free time I’ve had so far this week to do so.

I had a great time, I tasted many very good wines and a few that I didn’t love, saw some friends, and topped off my trip south with a visit to Lee’s Noodle place for a combo Pho bowl.

I have been attending classes every weekday for the last four weeks, and this is my last week of intensive training in Microsoft Excel. I am an Apple guy, but this Excel 2007 is an incredibly powerful piece of software, and working with it has been really fun. My 13 year old son is coming up on his year end finals, and his mother returned to college and is also in the midst of finals. I have been busy helping both of them with their studies.

In addition to my morning classes, I have appointments each of the next two days, and I have a great friend visiting Mendocino county so i need to break free to spend some time visiting with her while she is here – and drink some wine together.

Long story shortened: I’m taking a few days off, but I’ll be back; I have so much more that I want to write than I have the time to do so. I don’t see running out of things to say, I just don’t want to bore you in saying it.