Archive for July, 2006

Fridge Mortem

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Our refrigerator, it is dying. It’s had a long run, about thirteen years, making it the oldest running major appliance in the abode. Alas and alack, while the freezer compartment is still hanging on, the main compartment is not doing so well.
Rather than throw a pile of money into an energy-inefficient appliance to try and […]

Camp Crisis

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Got a two o’clock call from youngest’s daycamp. She was miserable and crying. Had been for a while. Complaining, as she had yesterday, that her eyes were bothering her (we’d determined then there was no injury or problem, but that she had probably been rubbing them excessively because of her unhappiness).
So we came and brought […]


Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Cramps and the prospect of continual hot weather over the next four days.
Ugh. You would really think that when one moved this fecking far north, one would not be faced with 30plus degree weather.

Old Friend

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

A book I lent fourteen years ago came back yesterday. Yay for retiring colleagues clearing out their offices and discovering those books they’d borrowed! Good on me for writing my name on the flyleaf (I do that with every academic book I buy).
I’m particularly pleased, because I need it for next March’s conference paper and […]

Parenting and Paperwork

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

I spent the past two hours completing paperwork for youngest’s two summer camps. One issue with special needs children is that when you’re fortunate enough to find these provisions, you must also budget the time to explain all those special needs in writing and signing form after form after form.
It’s a world of difference between […]

No Meat

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Knowledgable Canadians can just hit the back button now if they are not fond of this commercial, but I promised a link for my sister and my father: No Meat, No Hubert and for anyone else who enjoys the dynamics of cat ownership.

Home Coming

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

Tomorrow we drive back north. Time to pick up the pups and settle back in. It seems as if the university has only fallen apart in small ways during my one week absence. Sad news came of a librarian-colleague’s passing.
The vacation was wonderful but it’s over. Time to get back to work, one way (home […]