Archive for July, 2007


Monday, July 30th, 2007

I need to develop a stronger sense of realism when it comes to estimating how long some projects will take. Creating the department’s new website is taking many more hours than I’d thought it would — every single faculty page builds from data already entered by someone else but I do have to tweak it […]

Confessions of a Forty-Something Fangirl

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, for all its flaws (overlong and given to convolutions), rocked. I’m J. K. Rowling’s devotee, through and through, not because she’s a peerless writer (who is?) but because she spun a darned fine yarn with wonderful characters into seven books of cumulative magic. What world-building! What an amazing range […]

The Best Gift

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

This year’s best gift, hands down, has been a week and a half of my father’s time spent here in the True North. When the whole moving plan was hatched, he offered to lend a hand with the move. I think I accepted within a nano-second!
My dad has been wonderful a wonderful help during all […]

New Abode

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

We were all moved in around ten p.m. last night. What a crazy, crazy, crazy day! Too small a moving truck (all their larger ones were out on long-distance moves) and a late closing meant we didn’t get the partial load into the house until almost four p.m. But we’re here and we even have […]

Running on Empty

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

There are only a few things to pack. The house echoes in the strangest places! The movers arrive tomorrow morning. We hope to get the key for the new place sometime after 11:30 and be moving into the new place shortly thereafter.
There will likely be no new blog posts for a while as I wait […]

A Bearable Lightness

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Second trip to the dump in two days. Old paint (some cans from when we moved into the house) disposed of at the hazardous waste site. Seven bags of stuff donated. Many trips to the recycling centre.
We’re down to the wire in moving and the more I look around, the more I’m tired of all […]

More Boxes! More Boxes!

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Just when I think I have enough, I discover more that needs to be packed (or purged — a major dump trip is looming again in our future!). It’s less than a week now until we move houses. Eep!

Eight Random Facts

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Since my good friend, Crystal tagged me just before vacation, I’m finally getting around to this meme.
1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each participant posts eight random facts about themselves.
3. Tagees should write a blogpost of eight random facts about themselves.
4. At the end of the post, eight […]

Homeward Bound

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

We’re heading back from our fun family vacation in the Caribbean where we spent a lot of time swimming in the sea and just plain relaxing. It was great to visit with my sister and father for the whole week. Soon we’ll have to face the realities of packing up for our move, but […]