Solo Parenting, Expect Delays

I'm flying solo through next Wednesday while Ruth is visiting her folks in Seattle and attending the Entomological Societies meeting in Vancouver. Open source stuff will slip a bit, sorry about that.

I don't mind being a solo parent for a week or so. This is the 5th week this year. To be honest, I think I'm actually pretty good at it. Today was pretty busy, with two different early runs to school, seeing Bea and some other cool kids pick up certificates at an 9 a.m. award assembly, work, then driving a carload of kids to Loveland Laser Tag for a birthday party that ran until 10 p.m. Non-stop from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

During a break in the action, I explained test-driven development to my oldest daughter's best friend, a smart 7th grader. I'd brought my computer along to LLT and had been working in a corner. Test-driven development, I explained, was the process of working backwards from a program B, which verifies that a program A works as it should, and this seemed to be from her reaction a bit of a puzzler. "Why don't you just write the program first, since you have to have an idea of it before you can write the test?"

Now I'm enjoying a beer, decompressing, and working on my writing.