First Day Of My Yearly Xmas Vacation

Today, I began my annual Christmas vacation. Inevitably, the year has been very busy and I have a hard time taking vacation. Thus, at the end of the year, I always have a bunch of vacation that I have to take or lose. This year wasn’t any different. I haven’t decided if I will be […]

Thanksgiving Activities

Whew, its been a busy couple of weeks here at Mr Papa’s World. Sorry for the lack of recent posts, but luckily I have been able to get a few quick thoughts. If you hadn’t noticed, I post a my quick thoughts at the top of the light blue sidebar here at Mr Papa’s World. […]

Business Trip To Germany

If you have been watching my Quick Thoughts updates to the right, then you know I was recently in Germany on a business trip. I really like trips to Germany, but they are still hard on one. This was a pretty quick trip except that we had a weekend stay involved. One of my colleagues […]

Busy Days Ahead

Just when one seems to be relaxing into the lovely fall weather here in Arizona, bang, we go and get busy. Sean and Savannah have only two more weeks left in the regular season of football, but this occupies a significant portion of our Saturdays and three evenings a week for Suzanne and the kids. […]

Where’s Mr Papa?

Sorry for the dearth of posts here lately.  I am really tied up at work the last couple of weeks working some 12 hour days getting ready for a big review on Thursday of this week. I also received my new compute yesterday, so what little time I have at night is devoted to getting […]

Winding Down

Time to wind down… I survived a major review at work yesterday. It was the culmination of the past years effort and a relief to have behind me. Its now time to coast through the rest of the year. I say coast because I will only work 5 more days the rest of the year. […]

Travel Woes

I am back from latest business trip. This was supposed to be a quick and easy trip, but as usual things happened. The plans called for me to fly to Virginia on Wednesday morning and then return late Thursday night. I was a bit fearful when I made my plans to fly on Delta Airlines. […]

Germany Trip Details

A bit more on my recent business trip to Germany… Thanks to some wonderful planning on the part of one of my colleagues, we had a 6:29 AM departure out of Tucson International Airport. Living a good solid hour from the airport, that meant a 3:30 AM wakeup for me. The poor itinerary continued as […]

Uneventful Trip

Well, I am back from my short little business trip. It was pretty uneventful which is good for these things. The hard part is getting there and back as each way takes one day. Its hard to argue with a trip that includes the wonderful gulf coast beaches of Ft Walton Beach. As usual, I […]

Sunday Activities

I was hoping to relax this Sunday and close out the vacation. But alas, it wont happen. This was my first vacation of the year and most of it was spent on the family reunion. It was a very pleasant vacation and time away from work. After all of the expenditures over the last couple […]