Kavi and I walked to the lake the first evening and just hung out there for a while. I asked her if she’d still hang out with her mom in a few years, or if she would be too cool for that. Kavi said I was pretty cool, so she didn’t think she’d ever be too cool to hang out with me. We’ll see what she thinks when she’s sixteen. Still, it’s nice to know my teen thinks I’m cool.
I slept terribly the whole time I was at the camp, which was the only downside. I’m honestly not sure what to do about that — the cabin is air-conditioned, we stacked up the thin mattresses to make them thicker, I don’t think I was physically uncomfortable, I just couldn’t seem to get to sleep either night. Slept maybe 3 hours each, even though I’d been pretty physically exerted, which is terrible; I was kind of a wreck on Friday as a result. Maybe it was just a fluke; hope so.
Still, glad we went. One funny bit was that I had a board meeting on Thursday, so I closed myself into the small room (there are two rooms in the large cabins at Camp Bullfrog), hot-spotted my laptop to a phone, and attended the meeting.
Technically, apparently, you’re not allowed to attend board meetings remotely while you’re on vacation, but it’s allowed if you’re doing work travel. I actually did quite a bit of work earlier that day (e-mail, reading, writing), and I’m not sure I really know how to be ‘on vacation’ anymore without working. I work all the time.
I think the government needs to change their guidelines on whether you’re allowed to remotely participate in board meetings to fit the new era, especially post-COVID, now that remote work is so much more of a thing.
The board meeting was four hours, and somewhat frustrating in how it went, which I’ll post about another day; I don’t want to make myself annoyed again on my birthday. That might have contributed to the lack of sleep the second night, to be honest.
Maybe next time I go camping, I’ll try harder to completely unplug for a few days. Maybe.