So the imp got to spend a couple of nights with Grandma and Grandpa. He'd been nagging me for weeks about wanting to go see Grandma and Grandpa. The pixie wants to do that, too, and she's just about on the verge of being ready to.
I got one of the desks assembled, yesterday, and found my colored chalk I'd bought years ago, when I taught on campus--the white chalk provided did not show up on the odd, gray chalkboard I had, and I suspected one of the colors in the colored chalk box would (and yellow did). And the pixie fell in love with the desk.
So, I need to assemble hers this morning. That way, they each have one, and with any luck, they won't fight over them.
The dog has been miserable, this week. We've had a lot of rain, and it's turned her outdoor pen into a morass. And she can't be turned loose into the whole yard for a few different reasons, most of which involve her safety.
I had a thought to fix the back yard. We have a 12' x 17' deck...and whoever put it up originally put no supports under it. The only supports are the corner posts. And it's sagging badly, making it ugly and borderline unsafe.
There's also nothing keeping a dog from walking under the deck and out of the yard.
I'm thinking we need to take it down, and put up a section of privacy fencing there, and put in a flagstone patio.
That way, the dog can romp in the entire back yard, instead of just her pen.
On the other hand...the kids are still scared of her. It's going to take some training, and I'm not sure how to train her not to grab at the kids, or jump up on the kids.
Classes will be starting in just over three weeks. I am so not ready, especially since my courses have been changed. I had an 8:00 and 9:00 Comp I course, both in the same classroom. Now, I have a 9:00 Comp I, and a newly opened 102 at 10:00, with no clue what room it's going to be in, yet. And my boss has gone on vacation.
I only have my Comp I textbook revised. So I'm going to have to rush through the 102 text. Wonderful, huh?
I'm stuck on Highway to Tartarus (Godshead's sequel). I'm beginning to think that my goal of two books a year is an unrealistic one, while I'm still teaching. I'd like to know whether y'all would prefer that I work on finishing that one, or start working on getting Resurgent (Pendragon's sequel) written for publication next year.
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