They're here in their thousands! The annual invasion, and another thing to do - take bucket loads of millipedes out of the house. What's revolting is they drop on you from above when you're trying to work. And next we'll get an influx of spiders, cos the word'll get around that there's a smorgasboard in town.
Had Writer's meeting last night. First one I've attended this year. Was great - glad I went. Also had Art Gallery business to do - changing of the constitution. Now that's done. One less thing on the eternal "to do" list. Caught up with the printer today. He's gonna start the diary over the weekend. Should have the first copies in the next week. YAYY!!
I had to photoshop the cover again, so I'll stick the new versions below (if I can).Not having any electricity on Monday from 5 am till 2.30pm didn't help. It's so dark in our house we had to use candles, and it was flooded, so of course the boys couldn't go to school, nor could they sit still or hold their tongues (or fists) for more than 3 seconds at a time.Also missed today, mainly cos Jack's gotta learn I'm NOT driving him to school everyday just cos he doesn't like the new bus timetable.
I ended up being late for work, cos the clocks on the computer automatically set for daylight savings, but daylight saving didn't happen.Spent nearly all of today working out money probs. Mostly cos Alex lives by the philosophy that if it's in the bank it's spendable.
Surprisingly, I'm coping a little better with the uni work this week. Tonight was another washout with Wimba - but not surprising. Our phones hardly ever work when it's been raining. Also found out that I can't get ADSL either cos Telstra laid the line as a "Pair Gain" which means instead of laying multiple lines, they have only laid one line and share it between houses. So no broadband, and no ADSL.
Anyway, I KNOW I'm calmer after talking to my tutor - he was really fabulous. I'd left the tute feeling absolutely useless again, and realy frustrated that I couldn't participate, and only vaguely follow what was going on, plus, I there was obviously a gap between what I was hearing etc. But after talking to someone who wasn't being buffered, what a difference!! I found the work easier to do this week too, and the files I needed were easier to find, so maybe it's all starting to click. Even Soc was quicker this week.
I'm still stressing though that I will need to take time off work to prep for big assignments and exams. I can't really afford it - doing this is causing a lot of problem in home situation, and we are struggling financially (we always struggle though). I understand where Alex is coming from, but sacrifices need to be made. A difference of philosophy I suppose you'd call it. I worry too that if I take time off work to do this, I'll get sidetracked by the six gazillion things that need doing round here. I feel like I'm stuck on a never ending obstacle course.
The dogs have had to be chained up - chasing next door's cattle. Apparently they were working it hard, too. Lucky (for them) they were spotted by a friend of ours and not the owners. The boys wouldn't be too happy if they were shot. Nor do I want a bill for a couple of thousand dollars for a dead cow.Also, with them being tied up, it means we can clean the rubbish up without them spreading it around again - we don't have rubbish pick up, and over summer we can't burn, so it piles up - until they spread it around. Not good. Fixed up the 'beer shed' where we store Alex's empty beer cans. The dogs had spread them around too. So went & bought the stuff - new tin snips/wire/nails etc. Alex cracked about the cost - but at least it's done. You'd think he'd just appreciate I did it for him. Saved him 3 hours of work.
I have Sat & sunday off this week (first w/e in 15 months). So I'll be able to get stuck into the sociology essay. I've got to finish the ac-lit one by tomorrow - don't think that's gonna happen. I'll do as much as I can. Found out I completly f1cked up my first one - somehow I managed to only send one part - course, I hadn't read the bit about how to submit all as one thing - so I tried to send as three docs, and when I checked they only had one part of it. DAMN!!!
I e-mailed John Dowling immediately, but haven't heard anything back yet. I've rung Nicola, left a message. Hope it's sorted easily. I thought it wasn't too bad, so I need some feedback.