Thursday, April 16, 2020

Finally Thursday

With this online teaching thing, it seems that Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are balls to the wall busy.  It also seems (I hope) that Thursday and Friday can be somewhat less busy. I can do three crazy days with the promise of two less crazy days.

And some of this is in my own control. I have to schedule a lot of Zoom meetings with students I advise, and I can group them all in the beginning of the week. It's a new world, this online stuff, and there are increasing indications that we'll be like this through the rest of the year. We are definitely moving summer online, and given that decisions about fall might have to be made sooner rather than later, I'm guessing the safe thing will be to put fall online. We'll see. It will really hurt the school financially if we do that--we may get more in state students, but we will probably lose the (lucrative) out of state students. 

In knitting news, the Local Yarn Shop shawl is moving along:

 Yes, you get a special look at the dog food and water bowls.

This photo is upside down. Sorry.

Yesterday started with a bang--we got a phone call a little after six am from the dispatch of the alarm company we subscribed to. An interior motion sensor went off, but no door entry sensors. They sent over a security guard type person, who called from the house and reported that all was well. It was a bit of a nervous thirty minutes--and now we have to figure out why the interior sensor went off. I think it was due to a spider.

Never a dull moment.


Tired Teacher 2 said...

Love the shawl and the colors! Many businesses here depend on the university students: I hope they will be able to withstand the shutdown.

Vera said...

A spider? Now that makes me nervous - it would have to be a HUGE spider!!!

I wonder how universities and colleges will do. Our son had a department meeting the other day (remotely) and learned that his company will be enforcing social distancing at least for a year! Their office space will be reduced to a few deskes for folks to use when the really, really NEED to come into the office. It's a different world!

Delighted Hands said...

I'm sorry for the college/universities scrambling to make sense of becoming online educations now! It is hard for both sides of the room! Hang in there. The new shawl looks like fun!

kathy b said...

Kim your shawl is just lovely.
Spiders were culprits often when Fireman was sent to alarms at homes and businesses.