Since I decided to cancel my plans to FurFright last month, I ended up with some "use or lose" vacation time. I figured that I would take a couple of days off around T'giving and Xmas and that would be it. Well, I miscalculated a little bit. I had also accumulated some credit hours which I had been taking as leave. When I checked my balance I saw that I had over a week of vacation time that I had to take before Dec 31. I could just take that week between Xmas and New Year's, but I actually like to work that week. There's hardly anybody in the office so there are lots of opportunities to just chill and work at a nice relaxed pace. So I decided that the best way to get rid of my vacation time would be to take off every Friday from now until the end of the year. Whoot! I won't take off the 23rd, however, because I am hoping that we'll get some free vacation time given to us by D.C. Heck, they have cut out most bonuses and awards. The least they could do would be to give us a few hours off early.