And did those feet in ancient time,
Walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark satanic mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold;
Bring me my arrows of desire:
Bring me my spear: O clouds unfold:
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England’s green and pleasant Land.

Last night was a resounding success, Bob and I put in the new Checkpoint firewall and after clearing the ARP table on the router the system actually works! The parking and the interfaces that were not working the last time we switched the system over are now working as designed. Weird how ARP has become such a pain in the ass over the last few months since it has never been an issue since I have worked here. Very odd. I got home at about 1130 and the house was spotless, Nicole had been on one of her famous cleaning binges and the place looked like a model home. I have no idea where anything is of course but it looks magnificent!
So, now we just have to put the link in between us and Branson and we will be set. If we can get that done before I leave it will be a massive boost to our general feeling of satifaction with our situation.
I haven’t even started to think about packing other than to wonder if I should be taking my laptop both for picture downloads and for free WiFi so that I can keep my email under control. We shall see.
I bought a monopod for the trip since I am committed to doing a shedload of photography while we are there. Maybe I should also get a second memory card… I think I willl if I decide not to take the laptop.