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Happy Birthday to Princess Pink! asti, I’m glad that you were able to share the special day with her! I hope the shock at having to go back to work after such a nice break won’t be too bad!
One day, maybe after tenure, I’ll have to ask yall for some of these book recommendations. Right now, however, the Fiance and I are just going from one TV series to the next (mostly on Netflix) – I can watch those while working at night. I’m finally catching up on Walking Dead – just a couple of years late, like I am on most things. ;)
I just enjoyed a one man show by Garth Brooks. I had taped it in December but had not watched it yet. I did not realize it was a one man show. It was so enjoyable. While they were showing reruns of past races while the Daytona 500 was in rain delay, I thought I would watch a few of the shows I had taped but not seen.
I had enjoyed two days without snow in my yard. Today it started snowing again. The grass was covered and it was really coming down. Later I let the dogs out and there was no trace of the snow.
Dr. Lew – are you really watching The Walking Dead? It’s my favorite show. :)
I have four days of work and I’m off on vacation. YAYAY!!
YUP! We’re just finishing season 2 on Netflix. I’m enjoying it, but I have weird zombie-esque dreams on occasion.
Sad day for me. Harold Ramis has passed away. Responsible for most of my favorite movies;
“Stripes”," Animal House" and my all time favorite “Groundhog Day”.
I don’t like being back at work. Lazing around and reading is a lot more fun. Hummppphhhh.
Meanwhile I just booked our (albeit short) honeymoon, and it’s killing me that I now have to wait 5.5 more months before I get a vacation… ;)
63(17.22) in Salt Lake City at the moment. 16(-8.8) in Denver. Thank you continental divide.
Dr. Lew – A short honeymoon is okay. You will be blissful no matter how many days. :)
I have my vacation coming next week. I am off on Friday until Monday March 10th. YAYAY!!
We have progress. The closing papers for the house have been signed on our side. Tomorrow I must go to the bank and get the cashier’s check and deliver it and the closing papers to the attorney’s office. Then, we will wait for word the seller and his ex-wife have signed.
Then, I will arrange the flooring and mother and I will have to choose a refrigerator/freezer since she left hers at the house last year and has been using the apartment model.
I worked Monday and today. Tomorrow I will not work as I have to do this running back and forth in respect to the closing.
DR LEW, I know you will enjoy your honeymoon. A honeymoon or vacation is never really long enough but you two will have many opportunities to travel together. I know you are ready for this vacation.
MM, we still have another week of school before our Spring Break. I’m surprised you are having yours before we have ours.
LadyHawke – we don’t have Spring Break until the end of March. I can take my vacation whenever I wish since I work all year round. Which is really good for me because I can go in the winter when the DS gets his vacation time. :)
Lady Hawke I am very pleased to hear that progress is being made with regard to the house sale. Can you really arrange a rapid response to re-flooring? Over here anything involving the building trade seems to be subject to delays for various reasons.
This morning the sky is a clear, pale blue and the sun is shining. Spring is definitely announcing its presence, with snowdrops, crocuses, catkins and blackthorn blossom making an appearance, all very reassuring after experiencing the wettest two months on record. Now I have to come back down to earth and tackle the chaos in my kitchen.
GRAYMAYNE, new construction over here always takes longer than originally estimated. Weather intervenes. Then, one crew works as far as they can before needing another crew to come in and do another job before they can come back and finish what they were doing.
Since there is no work that needs to be done ahead of the flooring people arriving and doing their job, I have hopes of setting a date and having the work commence. No one needs to come in and move furniture. No one needs to pull up the old flooring. The same company that is selling the flooring is going to install it. I did get an estimate from a person who does installations but I had to purchase the hardwood from another source and have it delivered a certain number of days before he would schedule with me. I was going to have to find another source and installer for the carpet. I saw all sorts of problems and delays going that route. So, I even though slightly more expensive, I have elected to go with a company that will provide the hardwood, the carpet and do the installation. I won’t have to deal with coordinating different vendors to deliver and install on different time schedules.
GRAYMAYNE, we have no bulb flowers up yet. I don’t have as good visibility to them as I have had in the past. My parent’s had lots of daffodils, buttercups, etc. in their back garden. It was easy to make note of their arrival. I have noted we have nubs on the flowering trees.
Yesterday as I let the dogs out, I saw somthing sticking out of the mailbox. I got my snowboots on and one of the coats by the door to go out to see what it was. It turns out it was not my mailbox but my neighbors. They had a package that was almost falling from their mailbox. Being the good neighbor that I am (LOL), I got their mail and package and took it to them. This time they actually heard me knocking on their door. Their package was about to fall to the ground and I am surprised no one came by and took it. I went in and got a nice surprise. Their table was as cluttered as mine as well as their cabinets. It just made me feel better that someone who use to keep as clean a house as mine is now having the same problems with clutter. They also were in pj type clothing. I looked down and I still had my pj bottoms on. I had not planned on going into their house but it made me feel better to see I was not alone in my housekeeping problems.
Today I made sure I put on clothes and fixed my hair. I am also doing some more housework.
I did not see any snow this morning but more is coming. It is cold again for a few days. I did pick up things the dogs are made a mess of in my yard. As soon as it gets warmer, I am going to have to clean the siding underneath the porch. Between natural dirt and the dogs bringing mud from the rain and touching the siding, it is beginning to look bad.
It is hard to believe that March will be here Friday. It is usually a little warmer by now.
We have closed on our end. I’m waiting for word the seller’s ex-wife has signed.
I went by the flooring place. They have Monday available if I can give them the “go ahead”. I did reserve the flooring with a deposit.
If the flooring goes in on Monday, I’ll book a moving company as soon as possible.
I have overtime tomorrow, yay! Though it’s a 7am start, which isn’t so good, lol.
Me and my sister are off to the parents tomorrow evening, so I will be without reliable internet all weekend. I am sort of looking forward to going through all my belongings that I left at home when I moved out, aged 18, almost 25 years ago. I have no idea what I might find, what memories might come back. I am sure some tears will flow.
Lady Hawke, I hope all goes well with the house. How are your parents?
ASTI, you will be exhausted but you will also be fascinated by what you find. There will be laughter and tears. Have a good time.
We closed on the house yesterday. The man who sold it to us closed on the house yesterday. His ex-wife, whose name is still on the deed, has not bothered to go in and sign. I called the attorney at midday but they had not heard from her. I called the owner of the house and left a message for him. When I came out of school this afternoon I had a message from him that he had managed to get her to agree to go in between 9 AM and 9:30 AM tomorrow. I certainly hope she does. I need to give a 30 day notice for my parents to vacate their apartment and tomorrow is the end of the month. Daddy has slept all day. Mother feels she can see him drifting away. We had dinner with them in his bedroom last night. He ate a Reuben sandwich and a cup of vegetable soup and lots of peanut brittle. So, he still has an appetite if the food appeals to him, not so much if it doesn’t.
I substituted at an elementary school today, against my better judgement. I was supposed to go the high school at which I prefer to work but I received a call telling me they had cancelled the request. They knew I was dressed and headed to the school. Then, two minutes later I received another call asking me, although they knew I usually didn’t do younger children, would I go to an elementary school that had just called in a request. I hated to decline a direct request so I said I would go.
Oh no…. I am just not a small child person. This was a computer resource teacher. The regular classroom teacher brought the kindergarteners to the door. and left them with me, even though she knew I was a substitute and even though I didn’t know where their login information was. She told me she would go get it and never returned until she came to collect them at the end of class. I found note cards on the desk. They had seven digit users names and their passwords were their last names. Some of them didn’t know their last names.
So, I struggled through 21 logins on computers that were untrustworthy. Some of them I never managed to login successfully. While I was logging in the first handful the others were standing behind me, pulling on my sweater, with their hands on my bottom asking me to come log them in. I kept asking them to all go sit at their computers and wait their turns. I was only one person and was going as quickly as I could. They would go away for a minute and come right back. As I worked my way around the room the ones who were logged on early started coming to me wanting me to help them find a different book, a different game “the one he has on his computer”. I kept telling them I would help them once I had everyone logged in. It took almost the whole class to get everyone logged in and their were two or three I never did get logged in.
One little girl thought I was the stupidest excuse for a teacher she had ever seen, “Well, Mrs. Jones know how to find what I want.” “Mrs. Jones is your regular teacher and she works here every day and works with this computer program every day. I am just here for one day and I am a poor excuse for a replacement for Mrs. Jones.” Dead, unswerving look in the eyes of the child as she glares at me for my stupidity.
And so the day went. Fortunately, they did age two years as the day progressed and were more competent. If I had to face a day of kindergarteners every day I would want to take a gun and shoot myself.
I find I have little understanding or tolerance for ineptness, even in a small child. Of course, I got a dose of my own medicine. That one little girl obviously has little tolerance for ineptness either.
I need older children who know what they are supposed to be doing, whose hands I don’t have to hold. I need to be able to tell them to do what they are supposed to do and just watch them get about it.
I was almost hysterical by the time I left. I don’t think they will ever talk me into going to an elementary school again.
Lady Hawke It is a sobering thought that small children are growing up with the impression that using computers and smart phones is an everyday occurrence for everyone, so it is natural for them to have a low opinion of any adult who has difficulties. We live in a scary brave new world. I am still very baffled by my smart phone which amazingly knows where I am and offers me the appropriate weather forecast for the new area when I am travelling, yet cannot offer me a decent filing system of folders for photos that I want to transfer from the PC. Grrrr!