We had a new central air unit put in, today (replaced our old one). The guy in charge (co-owner of the small outfit selling the unit and doing the work) was incredibly pleased that we cut them a check for the full amount owed before he left. The two younger guys he had doing the real grunt work were incredibly pleased with the pieces of chocolate cake (made fresh last night) I sent with them--possibly more than if we'd given them cash tips.
With that going on, I had Odysseus run the imp up to my mother's for the day. Much fun was had by all up there, and the pixie had a lot of fun charming the guys installing the new AC unit. She was very good about staying out of the way, and very talkative.
I still need to vacuum in the hall where they were working. The carpet is gray. It's supposed to be kind of a cream/sand color, but it's a medium gray in front of the furnace/AC closet.
I picked up papers, today. I'll have to get those graded before Wednesday, and I'll need to grade blogs sometime within that time frame. I could tell, even as I collected papers, that one of the ones who's done piss-poor work all semester has totally failed yet again--his paper doesn't even come within shouting distance of being remotely related to the type of paper they were supposed to write, and I doubt he'll be turning in any revisions any time soon.
We've got set up for all of us to go visit my mom on Sunday. My sister had her big 30 last Wednesday, and we'll be celebrating that up there.
I think I'll head for bed. I'll try to post a couple of things over the weekend, but I make no promises. If I don't make it...have a good one.
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