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Thursday, June 30, 2016      2 comments

Yesterday when I came home the tire on the van was flat. It was that way since middle of the afternoon it seems. Later that evening DB and I tackled the job. It took both of us to remember how to do things, even with the car manual. I was the on... Read more
Pen Museum
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      2 comments

It was fabo! Even DB was interested. We had the best docent walking us through it. I took some photos of some of the old machines for a machinist and engineer in case they are interested and want to go. I ended up purchasing another pen. Really ... Read more
Fountain Pen Museum
Monday, June 27, 2016      0 comments

Today is day two of my three days without pay. The next one occurs in late July. But it means that DB and I can visit the Shaeffer Fountain Pen Museum. If I can get DB to do all the driving I would have approximately 4 hours to knit (down and ba... Read more
Made it through
Sunday, June 26, 2016      2 comments

Friday was the last memorial event for my mother. There is the mass of remembrance in November at the monastery but that will be a very general thing. We have made progress in closing accounts and dealing with all the physical things that are le... Read more
At work but not at work
Thursday, June 23, 2016      1 comments

I am an early riser. I have been since college. But it is too easy for me to get lost in a task and forget time, even when using a timer. For months DB has been driving me to work early so I can work on things I did not want to work on at home f... Read more
Monday, Monday, can't trust that day....
Monday, June 20, 2016      0 comments

I have no idea what will happen today. I know that I am not being listened to by my supervisor since she has created this picture of me that is totally inaccurate "you do not get along with anyone on 4th floor" "News to me--I go out drinking wit... Read more
Yesterday was rotten
Saturday, June 18, 2016      2 comments

I finally got the results of the 'investigation' done during my administrative leave. When I let one of the faculty I work with read the 'results' letter his only comment was these are all very petty things. I agreed. Events that happened seven ... Read more
It took four days
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      1 comments

Work-wise I am back to the same point I was one month ago when I was frog-marched out of the building and put on administrative leave. I am completely caught up with everything on my desk to 9 May and have moved some tasks forward. Crazy but tha... Read more
Monday back at work
Monday, June 13, 2016      1 comments

After such a fabulous weekend (even though it was hot, hot, hot) I really did not want to be back in the office this morning but there is so much that I need to catch up with my international scholars. We have a program where scholars from all o... Read more
Hot, hot, unbelievably hot
Sunday, June 12, 2016      1 comments

We got to the grounds in the middle of a huge rainstorm yesterday. The three of us just sat in the car, hoping we could wait it out. We did, but between us and were we wished to be was a rushing river of water in the lane and an impassable lake ... Read more
Sheep and Wool!!!
Saturday, June 11, 2016      1 comments

DB and I are heading out for two days of sheep and wool. On the way we pick up a dear friend for the ride. I am looking forward to some good times without any thoughts of work or everything that has happened over the last few months! Somet... Read more
May 9 - June 9
Thursday, June 09, 2016      2 comments

That is how long I have been away from the office. May 9 was the day I was frog-marched out of my office and not allowed to return to get any of my things. According to the letter I should have been back to work on 2 June but with my mother's f... Read more
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      1 comments

This is my last day of "freedom"; I go back to the office tomorrow morning. Back to eight hours a day in front of a computer. DB and I spent yesterday with a short, half-day trip and running errands. As of this morning I have written the last th... Read more
Mom's Funeral
Monday, June 06, 2016      4 comments

In approximately 60 minutes I will leave to start the day. The minister wants family at the church by 8:30am. I estimate I will be home by 3pm. Long, stressful day. When I get home I will put my massage mat on the chair and use it for a double r... Read more
And so it starts
Sunday, June 05, 2016      5 comments

Today is the visitation/wake for my mother. DB is going to arrive at approximately mid-way with good coffee as well as provide an escape for a half-hour or so. There is a small park in my mother's town that we are going to go to and walk for a b... Read more

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