It was a long, hot and wet summer this year – but fall has finally arrived.
I have been working pretty much every weekend for so many weeks now that I cannot really remember – definitely stretching back into September. A big project at work that took me down to New York, which was interesting and I had the opportunity to meet up with my new department and my peers in person. Made a live, on stage, presentation to all the senior leadership of technology of the parent Bank – which was stressful since I was presenting the technology of the group I had just joined 5 weeks before to people who were asking detailed questions. Fortunately my new boss was on stage with me and it went well – but it was a pretty long hour or so!
I got a chance to visit Ground Zero and the Oculus (the new memorial/PATH train station) since it was directly across the street from my hotel. By the way, how is it that the Hilton Millenium directly downtown doesn’t have a WiFi internet system except in lobby (which also doesn’t work)?.
I found the site a very excellent combination of memorial and bustling life moving forward. They have struck an excellent balance. I didn’t have time to visit the museum itself but it is supposed to be very, very, very good. I really liked the Oculus – it is a building that is getting USED but also helps you think.
Finally – a bit of a shot of the Farm Stand near my house – all dressed and bustling with harvest energy!
and I almost forgot – here is the final installed stone work that marks the permanent maximum extent of my lawn