Jabberwocky for 2005 July 13 (entry 0)

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[Comments] (2) I Think I Have Gone to Hell: It's 107 degrees here today, and supposed to be all week. Too hot to do any gardening, and the weeds are taking over. Actually, very early mornings aren't so bad, but I have to go to work then. It was still an oven when I walked Gretel yesterday after sunset.

I have a pounding headache, and I have spent the afternoon hiding in the house. Tomorrow is the last day of class and the deadline for all the students to turn in late work for me. I think I'm going to have an intensive paper grading weekend. I was hoping to get more late work earlier this week, but they are putting it off until the last minute.

Monday is the departmental writing proficiency test, and Tuesday is grading them. This is bad because I can't take off work because of that, and Anne, Joseph, and Louise will be here visiting. Bleah. The teachers of the nighttime sections and the Delano sections just send their tests to be graded, la la la, and don't show up to help grade them, so the rest of us have to do double duty. I don't think that is fair at all. I don't think they should get away with it because we all have a contractual obligation to do four hours of test grading. However, they do pay us $25/hour after our four hour obligation is met. If I can survive until next Friday, it will be a triumph.

It's difficult to be sick and do summer school, but what would I do if I couldn't work? My life would be useless. I always thought that in retirement I could stay home and sew for grandchildren, but I'm losing my small motor coordination. And grandchildren are pretty far on the horizon anyhow.

Times will get better, and I *will* survive.


Comments:

Posted by Kristen at Wed Jul 13 2005 19:05

We just got back from Mesa, AZ. People think San Antonio is hot, and it is, but they think humidity is worse than dry heat. I beg to differ. I was just there and you were roasting by 10:00am. You couldn't even stand to go outside. My toes were burning. Here is SA, it is hot but at least there is a breeze and it isn't hot in the shade. There it is still 105 degrees in the shade.

Posted by Susie at Thu Jul 14 2005 17:39

just because you don't have grandchildren yet, doesn't mean you can't sew for them!


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