Monday, October 30, 2006

Yeah, I Know...

Shame, shame on me! So many unanswered comments on that last post, so much time passed since then, too. What can I say?

I haven't had a lot of recreation time to spend on the Internet lately. Too much going on on this end. Here's the short list:

  • Though I've neglected to mention this, I am back at UNO, teaching three classes. The confirmation came at the 11th hour, which meant a lot of work to do at the last minute. And a lot of my materials are in the disarray that is my house, my still uninhabited house. I can't find things I need, which means more work to find substitutes. I've also been spending a lot of time in Grading Hell. I'm there by my own doing, so I shouldn't complain. I have more to say about life at UNO these days, but I'm going to have to save it for later.
  • I've dismissed the jerky lawyer that was handling my insurance case, the one who was the brother of a certain elected official at the state level. I have recounted certain details of my dealings with this guy to various blogger friends but never posted about it here because, well, he's a jerky lawyer and surely I'd end up paying for that somehow. Suffice it to say that I've got a much better guy now, and I've been spending lots of time doing things to help move this house and insurance business along. And still miles to go before I sleep. But at least we're making progress where there was little before.
  • I've spent a whole lot of time in the last month in my unpaid job as Renard's Mac Tech Support Demi-Goddess. Okay, I do get lots of gratitude and the job has a few other nice perks. Yep.
  • Then there's Mom. Mom's been sick and ended up needing surgery for gall stones. There was a little complication and she ended up being in the hospital longer than anticipated, but she's back home now and getting better every day.
  • In general, there have been a ton of the kinds of tasks that are time-consuming and annoying to have to deal with, but you have to deal with them anyway. Like errors on bills, broken cell phones, moving my office to the slightly bigger one next door, and a zillion other such things.
Right now I really should be grading assignments and finishing my prep work for tomorrow's classes. But I couldn't ignore the requests for an update any longer.