Thursday, June 25, 2009

Busy Times

It's the end of the school year. Grad is tomorrow. I've been doing inventory in the library for the past two weeks. Final exams finished Wednesday. Report card marks are due Monday. All in all, it's been a very busy time. However, the end is in sight.

Monday is the last day of work for me, and it's an in-service day. So I essentially have to have everything done before then. I still have about 1.5 to 2 hours worth of inventory left to do; and then I need to generate reports, etc. I think I can likely squeeze that into tomorrow somewhere. I have exams marked but don't have the report card marks generated yet. Rose is pretty much ready for Grad. I need to take her out tonight to get some essential undergarments (see Robin's blog for a further explanation) and she gets her hair done tomorrow morning.

For the past two weeks I've not done much more than inventory at work. It's eaten up all of my time. (Every book in the library has to be scanned for that - do my arms ache!) At home I've been working on my Theory 4 - nearly done! My last lesson is Tuesday for that.

It'll be good to have a breathing space, but no... Lord willing we leave Wednesday for Arkansas. Tuesday will be taken up with all my running around that I've been putting off. I have a huge list.

Monday, June 8, 2009

News Flash!

OK, I've just found this amazing website. It is a meal and menu planner - not only does it plan meals for you based on your preferences (budget, cook for one, beginner, cook for kids, express, gourmet, eat local, etc.); but it gives you the complete shopping list for it, an action plan (designed to minimize the time you'll spend in the kitchen), has the complete recipe and nutritional info for each item on the menu (including diabetic symbols) as well as a price per serving! If you really like a recipe, you can save it in your cookbook on the same site. It also has a serving selector, so if you like the recipe but want to do for a different number of people, it will automatically change it for you. Best of all... it's free!

Have to tell you, I'm really impressed! I'm definitely going to give it a try.

Now, I suppose you'd like to know the website?

"It rained for 4 days and nights"

I realize the original kid's song is 40 days - but I can't claim that it's been raining for that long. It has definitely been raining though. I think it's all my Dad's fault, because they've started working on repairing the roof. They've removed all of the shingles, covered the roof with poly and have been working on putting up new rafters. The plan is to superinsulate the roof. Well, it's rained non-stop since Friday. Lots of rain. Lots and lots of rain.

The good news is... the poly doesn't leak. I've had my ceiling leak anytime it's rained all spring. Not this time. The bad news is.... that the poly was supposed to have been sealed to the evestrough at the front of the building and the worker assigned to do that task didn't do it. So, I have had a couple of drips on my windowsill but in the Williams' apartment next door, they've had quite a bit of water in. It's damaged everything they had sitting on or near the windowsill. The good news is... that they usually had their laptop sitting there, but they had it with them this weekend, so it wasn't harmed. The bad news is... that they had lots of books sitting there.