Guinness Storehouse, Powerscourt Gardens, and a week of work

It's a little hard to believe it's Friday already. At the moment, I'm awaiting the next shuttle so I can head home for the first weekend after my first "real" week of work. Last weekend, Diane and I spent a lot of time relaxing, but we also hit up the Guinness Storehouse, and the Powerscourt Gardens. The Guinness Storehouse is a pretty neat experience. Your ticket gets you in for some interesting information presented in a museum kind of style, plus a complimentary pint of Guinness that you can either just receive, or pour yourself. So after spending a bunch of time looking at stuff, and then having lunch, Diane and I each learned how to pour our own pint of Guinness. Good stuff.

On the holiday Monday (it was a long weekend here too), Diane and I hooked up with Darse and Xan and we hopped in their car to go to the Powerscourt gardens. We spent a bunch of time there wandering around taking pictures and admiring the various areas of the garden. It was really neat, and I'll be putting up pictures when I finally get to them (I've got quite a backlog of pictures!).

This week was my first real work week (since I only had one day before the long weekend). It's been pretty cool -- I've had a lot of information to absorb, but so far I think I've been following along pretty good. Today was the first day I wrote code, and I'm pretty happy to be at that point already. The code is large and complex to understand, so to be making any changes is pretty gratifying (even if the changes are simple).

Diane and received our PPS numbers which means that we can now apply for a bank account. Hopefully we'll be able to successfully apply for one tomorrow morning so that we can get the remainder of the other paperwork and beaurecratic stuff out of the way. We move into our new apartment right away too since we've signed the lease on Wednesday.

I gotta run to my shuttle now, but you should go check out my pictures on my flickr page! All the cruise photos are now up!