Lisa informs me that she sometimes sees these LJ posts, as she sometimes reads them off of her father's computer. If she reads this before the next time she calls me here, this will be the first she'll hear about this: Alaska Airlines sent me a discount coupon that expired on my birthday and had to be used for a flight within sixty days thereafter. After getting permission from my supervising senior engineer to work from Oregon for a week in October, I booked a flight from Oakland to Portland for the afternoon of Friday, October 9, returning Sunday, October 18. Fingers crossed that the weather is good enough for us to get more work done on the things that still need doing. I'll need to keep earlier hours at work in order to be able to knock off early enough to get stuff done around the property. And I really need to get a set of coveralls, I think.