|Where does the time go?
||[Sep. 6th, 2004|11:05 pm]
Cholly the Pinker
It's Mokie's fault that I'm back, she replied to a post I made wa-a-a-a-ay back in April fer cryin' out loud. I had a major crash on my main computer, lost a huge amount of info. I know, I know, I should have backed it up, especially since I was dual-booting the box, but I didn't, and I paid the price. It stung more than a little, as one of my profs lost a whole bunch of my assignments, and I will be repeating that particular course this Fall quarter, as I was unable to do an independant study this summer to replace it. On the upside, to make full-time to qualify for a full stipend, I am getting to take an advanced hardware class that I wouldn't have been able to take otherwise, which is a bennie in my book.
The garden was pretty much a flop, I did get a small crop of peas out it, and may yet get some zuchinni, but only two bean plants came up and neither did well, one got eaten by something or other, number two never got taller than about 6 inches. My parsnips never sprouted at all, which really annoyed me. I've had gardens all over the USA, but could never get parsnips to grow right anywhere but Washington. I figured since I was back, I could finally grow some again. (Sound of gnashing teeth)
At the beginning of Summer quarter, I started working out at the local VA horkspittle part-time to help make ends meet while I'm in school. I'm assisting the Visual Impairment Services coordinator, which doesn't have much to do with my field of study, but I'm enjoying it anyway. I've built a couple of Access databases which should make my successor's job much easier, the mailing list had been on a Word document for crying out loud, it wasn't alphabetized nor could it be; updating it was a nightmare. Transferring the data took three solid days, but now updating is a breeze, and the information can be organized and used in manners other than just for a mailing list. The boss lady was very impressed, and pleased; I'll be able to get an excellent reference from her. As her job position is a GS-12, if I want a state or federal job, it's a referral that carries some weight. Pretty cool for doing something that made my job MUCH easier...