The tentative plan for this week is to walk through the house with my dad (and maybe my mom) either tomorrow or Thursday. Once we poke around a bit to make sure that things are as they should be,
I finally have some nifty pictures to put up from the new camera (but I was lame and crashed early last night). I keep being more and more impressed with this thing. It slices and dices and just about takes pictures by itself. I went up to Scenic Drive yesterday afternoon and I took some reasonably nice pictures. The lighting wasn't great, so I didn't get anything spectacular, but it was a good chance to play around with the camera and try out different things. Its panorama mode is awesome. In theory I can use it to take any size of panoramic shot that I want, but it doesn't work so well without a tripod (the background and foreground won't quite match up from picture to picture). Next time I trek out there, I think that I'll toss the tripod in the truck and see how it works with that.
Ruben took Isabella to my folk's place last night while I was still around so I hung out and watched everyone make funny faces at her. I got some nice shots of that as well. Isabella is getting rather large now. I hadn't seen her in a couple of weeks and I could swear that she got noticeably bigger since then. She's also quite a bit more interactive now. She makes random sounds that almost resemble speach and she can sit up and look around etc... She almost laughs and gurgles on command. She's like a really messy "Tickle Me Elmo" doll. I did end up leaving a little early thanks to her though. She started crying at one point and convinced me that I'm just not ready to put up with that sound from anything without a mute button. It's nice to know that whatever paternal instincts I do have can be channeled into being the cool uncle who can then run away when things get loud (or stinky ;).
Hmmm... I think that's all for now. I guess I'll run off and do something semi-useful now.