A Brief Update on This Friday Night

I failed to add many words to this web log this week (although I do reserve the right to back post) because I've been working extra hours to close down the office that my company vacated last month after existing there for almost half a decade. Usually leaving a place like that, a place where I'd spent so many hours of my life, for the last time would depress me a little bit (see this post, for example), but I wasn't at all bummed this time around and not just because the office was cramped and drab and very poorly lit. No, as I set the security alarm and closed the door for the final time this afternoon, having turned the empty 10,000 square feet of fraying carpet and peeling paint back over to the landlord, all I could think was, 'This is the last office that I'll ever have worked in while my mom was still alive.'