Paternity Leave: Day 17

Today was spent almost entirely at home. I was awaiting a FedEx package for Kim, since dad originally thought she’s wouldn’t be at her place to receive it, however it turns out that she’s leaving for Burning Man a day later than planned, so she was home today, but by then the package was already en route. What was this important package, you may ask? A GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition! A very slick and Burning-Man-damage-resistant video camera. I took some test stills with it today:

It's me!

It’s me!

Baby

Baby

Megs and the baby

Megs and the baby

Megs and the baby

Megs and the baby

As you can see, it’s got a crazy-wide angle lens! It also came with a waterproof case you can operate it from within, so it’s crazy rugged. For those who don’t know, GoPros are often strapped to helmets of extreme sports folks or put on the end of surfboards–they’re super tiny. I know Kim will get some fun footage with this thing!

On a less pleasant note, I got a lovely letter in the mail today telling me that California will not be covering my leave of absence because they have no proof that I have a child. I faxed them a copy of the birth certificate that the hospital gave us, but I guess that’s not good enough. Guess I’ll be off to some government offices tomorrow to get the official state birth certificate. Then I gotta get it to the department that handles child care leave and hope they get me monies soon.

Anyways since today was spent mostly around the house, I don’t have much to report in the way of adventures. The only time I left the house was when Sam and I took a walk down to the local Starbucks and back, which is 1.4 miles each way. I learned a valuable lesson on walking longer distances with Birkenstocks (don’t). Sam fell asleep in her stroller on the return trip, which was nice of her.

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