I'm leaving for the train to Oakland Airport and eventually on to Oregon, where I will be all of next week. Instead of attending SiliCon, I get to help fix the roof on the old family house, which is in dire need of remedial action. My job will primarily be to stay on the ground, fetch things, and act as spotter for Lisa, who is lighter, much more nimble than I am, and not nearly as boggled by heights as me. Besides, the safety climbing harness fits her better.
As usual, internet access will be between erratic and not at all on nights and weekends until I return on October 14.