Wednesday, August 06, 2008
With school starting in a few days there are seemingly a million things to do to get the school ready to go. This is the school administrator pre-game prep for the opening kickoff. Rooms? Textbooks? Schedules? Everything needs to be ready to go.
Of course you never get to finish what you think you will. People call and come by. Other things pop up. I had some seniors drop by to talk about their schedules. It can take a long time to get a senior schedule right. If you mess it up it puts their graduation at risk. We don’t want that.
The kids have been staying home alone while I’ve been at work. Other than the assorted messes that Patrick can make and eating me out of house and home, they have done pretty well.
Speaking of Patrick, we noticed something playing on the TV that should not have been playing. He was using the DVR to record “Alien Sex Files”. I didn’t see any aliens or any files, but there was definitely some sex going on. He claims he didn’t know what it was. I’m a bit skeptical. He is, after all, 16 years old. I need to check that DVR list more often.
I am done with my classes for a month now. That feels good! It is hard to believe that I only have five classes left to complete the class part of the doctoral program. Then there is that little matter of writing a dissertation.
There are a large number of “ABDs” out there, people who complete all the requirements for a doctorate but never successfully complete a dissertation. I don’t want to be one of those. If I’m putting in all this work, I want the title!
It has been very hot and dry the past couple of weeks. How hot you ask? I put my hand on top of the steering wheel in my car the other day and noticed that some of the vinyl covering it had melted!
My kids don’t return to school until August 20th, but my school opens for classes on Monday. We are starting earlier so that the first semester will end before the Christmas holidays.
So how is YOUR week going?