I make a round trip between the kids' school and home twice on MWF, and three times on TTh. It's four miles, one way. Ninty-six miles per week.
Monday, I spent trudging across campus, first one way from the parking lot near my class building, all the way across campus to the department I teach for, then back. I got to campus a bit more than an hour and a half before class; I got my business done and back to my building about a half an hour before class.
Today was less busy, but a whole lot more brain-dead. I got the kids in to school...and managed to get my left foot tangled in my right shoelaces, and wound up with a skinned knee. The pixie almost cried about it.
Got the kids safely to class, got home, went to get a pixie...and discovered that clouds had rolled in. The day went, in less than three hours, from bright, sunny, and pretty, to cloudy, windy, and sporadically spitting rain. It got a bit heavier before I had to go get the imp, but did let up before I had to be on the road.
I am not sure what tomorrow's going to bring. I've got a laptop that won't access the internet, an IT department that wants me to bring it to them to mess with (and take God only knows how long), a single parking lot that I'm comfortable parking in, across campus from the IT department, and a forecast of more rain. I'll have to see how things look in the morning.
On the upside, Odysseus is really enjoying his new job. I haven't seen him enjoy a job this much since 2003, before he sold the computer shop.
I'll try to write something for y'all tomorrow, with a bit more thought and substance, but I need to find a good spot for office hours, first.
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