Props to The Shining and The Shinning for the title of this blog... 

It has been a busy time in Microsoft SharePoint CPR this summer! I would apologize for not blogging in the last four months, but I just can't do that since I have been working harder than a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest on SharePoint issues since I last put electrons to the web. My dad used to say "if you do what you love, you wll never work a day in your life". With SharePoint support at Microsoft, you can literally do what you love 24 hours a day for as many days in a row as you wish (or stay awake :)). And I do what I love...

I do have a couple of techncal blogs in the works, including Part Two of my "Why do you always ask for an SPS report..." series and another Outlook/SharePoint interop blog as well. But I wanted to blog this time about something non-technical - my role as a first time home-buyer. My wife and I are building our first home from the ground up and I am journaling this at none other than an anonymously accessible WSS2007 site provided by the fine folks in Office!

As to our new home, groundbreaking was October 12, and we expect to close on January 18, 2008. I will be in charge of decorating two rooms - the media center and my "man cave". Thanks to my teammate Dan Winter for telling me about the concept of the man cave, and for drilling down in the sacred nature of the man cave as well. If anyone ever thought we, as SharePoint engneers at Microsoft,  had no outside life, or weren't just regular folks working hard for a living like the rest of the world, or is interested in watching a first time home buyer document their experiences in that process, then I invite you to point your browser here and check it out!

 Finally, my quote for this blog. From Luke 12:34 - "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also"