Well, today marks pretty much the end of summer vacation. My daughter had orientation over at the Middle School; she got her locker and homeroom assignment. Sure, there's the weekend coming up - but the it's back to the school year.
This summer went by really fast for me - probably because of all the travel. I was in Florida for a week in June, in Australia for nearly 2 weeks in July, and then back to Florida for a week (until Tuesday). Our penultimate day at the Beach Club showed how the summer was ending - the pool went on winter hours (closing at 8 pm instead of 10). The local pool is on short hours now as well, and closing completely by Labor Day.
So now it's back to serious work - even though we don't get time off like the school kids do, the summer always feels slower. Work slows down, lots of people are away. Expectations are lower, things get pushed off. Now it's ramping back up - I leave for Germany on September 7th for the end of ESUG, and then have to get into some pretty heavy business planning. I guess it's not unlike what kids get - the Fall is "back to work" time.