This has been a work week, and I do mean work. Every day since I got back from SanDiego, including Saturday and Sunday. It’ll probably be like this until my sabbatical, which starts on September 12. We are taping out the fifth stepping of a cell phone chip, code named Manzano. I’m in the Mobility group working on XScale technology, so if you are familiar with any of Intel’s products, you may have heard of it.
Today was a sad day. A little girl we heard of through the MPSIII (Sanfilippo) network died at Duke Hospital this afternoon following a cord blood transplant several months ago. Frannie’s website is here if you want to take a look. It’s a stark reminder of how risky a transplant is, and how well Lauren did because she had a related donor.
Lauren and Carrie have been sick this week. Lauren has been fighting it better than the last two times, but she’s having a harder time than Carrie, naturally. When she ran another fever yesterday, Carrie decided to start her back on Amoxicillin. Nathan was having cabin fever, so I brought him home with me on Friday night after work, and took him back Saturday morning before work. He is always so happy to come to Nonna’s house, and he now recognizes when we get close. He knows the Dr. Geek shop on the corner where we turn into my neighborhood and shouts out “There it is!”
I went to see “Herbie – Fully Loaded” last night with Glenda. It was really cute and I laughed throughout. Herbie still has his charm with some new movie effects added from the original 1967 “Love Bug”. He smiles by turning his bumper up, and his headlight eyes have lids. Quite cute.
The Diamondbacks won today pulling within 2 1/2 games of SanDiego. Woo hoo!
I’m catching up on laundry and ironing this afternoon because, after all, tomorrow is another work day.