In recent weeks I've been tasked with managing a move of a fairly large data center from southern NJ to a new location some 70 miles north. This effort will not be a small one, and will be consuming a greater portion of my day as the weeks roll on.
Complicating matters, if that is the appropriate word for it, next week I am on vacation..... er, sort of. As I did last year, I will be on staff at a nearby Scout Camp. Of the 80 or so boys in my sons Cub Scout pack, only two wanted to go away to 'resident camp' for the week, and as such, the Pack could not justify paying for an entire site. The boys - one of which my son - could have gone away to camp with another Pack, but that idea didn't excite either of them, so we're doing Day Camping, as we did last year. Being a registered leader in Cub Scouting already, I was asked to be on staff again (hey, by volunteering, my boy goes for next to nothing, so why not?). Once the weather turns cooler, we'll get away on vacation to some location for the whole family.
So why is camp complicating the project? Because several decisions will need to be made by next week, and despite my best efforts they will involve my making them, and before I return. That means at least a few hours of my vacation will be spent working (and not just doing Camp stuff). On the plus side, there's no hot spot in the camp, so I can't be tempted to bring a laptop during the day.
The target end-date for this move is 31-Dec, but my goal is intended on being a few weeks sooner. Several points in the task (securing electrical and A/C) will require 12-16 week lead time... Obviously, if I don't get those signatures next week, the deadline will be in jeopardy.
And so it goes...
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