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Waiting July 9, 2020

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I had time to post last night, but I was waiting to see a property today. It was nice, and while I’m still waiting on more information, I’ll probably bid. But I’m not done looking, or waiting.

We had our monthly all staff “meeting” this week. We’re still waiting on a lot of information and plans. Not to mention the recent surge in the county. But I’m pretty stable where I’m at for the year.

I’m enjoying working on writing an RPG Adventure. I have ideas to continue it into several. I started small to get used to the idea and the mechanics of it all. But I like it.

Critical Role is back online and my personal campaign is in the biggest battle yet. So, I’m definitely getting my fill of Role-playing once again. I’m also keeping up my Wii exercise, though my weigh-in doesn’t show it yet. Body still adjusting I guess.

Stay home if you can. Wear a mask if you can’t. Black Lives Matter, today and always.

Independence Weekend July 3, 2020

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I don’t even know if I want to start on politics today. Let’s just skip that and say I’m watching Hamilton tonight with friends online. It will be Awesome.

The work week was full of meetings for me. Team meeting, webinars, and an OER meeting. With the Director leaving in two months, we had to meet with the AVP who will be taking over leading the OER project. He seems like a good guy, willing to listen and learn. Fingers crossed.

Still struggling with my diet, but sticking to my Wii Fit exercises. I’m enjoying the biweekly vegetable delivery, waiting on today’s just now:

1 Cantaloupe (1.0 each)
1 Cucumber (1.0 each)
1 Lemons (1.0 bag)
1 Lettuce (red or green) (1.0 head)
1 Peas (snap) (1.0 lbs)
1 Tomatoes (1.5 lbs)
2 Zucchini (1.0 item)

Now that I read the list again, I think the snap peas may not be what I intended to order, but I’ll figure it out. I am excited for the cantaloupe and all the salad stuff.

In creativity news, I started an RPG Writer Workshop this month. It started on the 1st, and has the graduation goal of publishing a one-shot (short) adventure on the 31st. Very excited and curious to learn. I will definitely post a link when it’s done.

In social news, I’m taking my day off and this holiday weekend to have two socially distant, masked, outdoor visits with friends. Since this all began, I have only seen a couple friends from inside our respective cars. I am, by no means, ready to go to indoor visits or DnD around a table, but I Need to see people in the flesh, and maybe get puppy cuddles, since I can’t have people hugs, yet. Franklin County was a red, going on Purple level alert yesterday. Wear a Mask!

It’s a big birthday month in my family, so, Happy Birthday to everyone in the next week! I love you! Some day I will see you again.

Oh! And I got pre-approval for a mortgage loan! So, I’m on the hunt for a condo on the East side of Columbus. I’m going to have a Home where I’m allowed to do what I want inside! (So long as people outside can only see white curtains/blinds.)

Thursday? June 18, 2020

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It’s still hard to track the days. I was convinced off and on yesterday that it was Thursday already. But I made it. Doing the Thursday things, so it must not be Friday, yet.

I attended the Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Conference this week. Watched a bunch of webinars on digital collections. Learned more about the Suffrage movement and the various ways that African American women were intentionally excluded. Learned about a few more tools. And vaguely pondered getting back to my genealogy project.

My parents celebrated their 47th Anniversary this week. Father’s Day is Sunday. And various Birthday’s, including K. It’s different, celebrating during COVID. But I got to video chat with my parents, and probably will again on Sunday. So, it’s nice that we at least have the technology.

I’m doing a lot of watching and listening, and I have a lot more to do. Always learning and growing.

Be safe. Love each other. Fight for equality.

Opening Up May 17, 2020

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The state is opening up, under social, political, and economic pressure. Fortunately, the college is not following. By end of week, restaurants will be open within social distance guidelines, and by the end of the month: non-contact sports, campgrounds, day camps, and even pools.

I think I’m going back to ordering my groceries again. I have CSA deliveries starting at the same end of this month as well. Fresh produce from local farms. That should help.

CSCC is on semester break right now, so we’re scrambling to get everything ready for summer. More videos for instruction, PPTs, research guides, and switching to a new reporting system. I have a three day virtual conference next week on Best Practices for digital data, storage, and collections. Looking forward to it very much.

Being stuck in this apartment has intensified my condo desires, but it’s still too early for looking into that too deeply. I did find an area I think I can afford, though. I also got a new graphics card for my computer, so I can use all three screens at once. I usually have at least six programs running at once for work.

Hope everyone is doing well. Be safe, be healthy.

Cold April Showers April 26, 2020

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I know it’s only April, but I’m really looking forward to warmer, sunnier spring days. I have gotten some sunlight into my office this week (major benefit of working from home), but more often than not it’s been cloudy and grey.

Not much to report this week. We added a floating chat widget to the library site, and now we’re troubleshooting more user error. But it has upped our student contact in a major way. I’ve been handed a big OER project, which, on my end, means checking a business professor’s citations, attributions, and making sure she isn’t breaking copyright. Really wish they hadn’t dragged their feet so much in hiring the new librarian. But it’ll give me something to keep busy for the next month.

On the home front, I made biscuits, and got the gorgeous art from @TessFowler that I ordered.

Three 4x4 prints of Critical Role characters
Cloak, Rage, and Decorated
Eight biscuits on a baking stone
Rosemary Garlic Parmesan Biscuits

This is my life. 😉

Five Weeks April 19, 2020

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Jester and The Traveler
Caleb with his octopus familiar

Same old same old. I just completed week five from home. Friends dropped off a wheat soda bread and a cinnamon roll as a treat this weekend. Tomorrow, more art arrives, and maybe some beautifully crafted wood later this week.

We have two weeks left of this semester, plus finals week as the state begins looking at opening up. I look forward to working from home as much as possible this summer, as courses stay online. I wish all the luck to our graduating students, this is going to be a rough start.

Happy Easter! April 11, 2020

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I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter Weekend!

Things here are status quo. Staying inside except to get food and meds. Going to have to do the food thing again very soon. Even made myself a basic mask.

Hydy in a purple hand-sewn mask.

The launch of chat went well. A few missed chats here and there, as to be expected. We’ll get the hang of it. Most folk even like our new homepage. So, a smooth week overall, and a bit more back to our usual business.

Went to a party over Zoom last weekend. It was fun, and I drank one of the bottles of Coke I’d gotten as donation for a con that was cancelled. I have one more for the camping trip that is also moving online at the end of May. I miss all these events, badly, but I’m glad we are finding alternatives.

This is going to be a cleaning weekend for me. I got dusters and floor sweepers and such. And a whole counter and sink full of dishes. I also made too much chili, so I’m going to have to freeze some of it for later.

Anyway. Have a Happy Easter. Take care of each other and Stay Home if you can.

Week Three April 3, 2020

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Hi Friends and Family!

I hope Mom had a great birthday yesterday. I had a nice phonecall with her and Dad.

And then I couched all night. 🙂

We’re having a couple sunny days to end the week down here. So, that’s helping with the Stay at Home mood. I’ve now eaten the final jar of Mom’s tomato sauce, and fortunately have plenty of frozen food to get me through next week. I am craving pizza, though. 😉

Work has been crazy busy again this week, but I have a quiet day planned for Friday. Everything I have been working on goes live on Monday. New homepage, library-wide chat for students to get our help, and a dynamic FAQ system. I’m excited and exhausted.

Not much to report on the social scene. I’m home, alone, and video-chatting when I can. DnD, dinners, a wedding, and a party this weekend. Technology to keep us sane. For at least another month.

Be safe everyone, and stay home as much as you are able. And thank you to those who are still going to work everyday to keep us safe and fed.

Rainy Days March 28, 2020

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Work has been even busier this week, and the weather terrible. But we did have one shining day.

Not a lot to say what with staying at home by myself these days. Having Zoom and WebEx dinners with friends has been fun though. We’re even playing DnD through Hangouts. And I had therapy through a HIPAA approved version of Zoom.

I made bread, and then got much better bread in a drive-by drop off of flour for another friend.

My attempt at soda bread in the bread machine.
Properly baked wheat sandwich bread by Beth.

I may have also picked up WoW Classic again to entertain myself, even though I still have my regular work week. Just paid a single month, though.

I got refunded for the big convention I was planning on attending this weekend, so I may have also bought some fancy dice on sale and backed Kickstarters for two others.

Dark Blue Aluminum d20
Purple Striped Agate D20
Clear quartz d8
Malachite d10s
Snowflake obsidian d10
Tigerseye d12
Silver Ref Imperial Jasper Trustone d4
Bloodstone or Indian Agate d6

I’ve been consuming visual media instead of reading like I said I would. This is all very exhausting, I’m working harder from home than I was in the office trying to move the library to a completely virtual space.

Be safe out there friends and family! Love to you all.

Work From Home March 19, 2020

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My library is now physically closed and we are working to setup virtual support for our students when they return to online classes next week. This has meant learning new technology, and various tickets into our IT department for the things I could not troubleshoot myself. It’s been a hectic week, and chat hasn’t even been approved yet.

On the home (office) front, I’ve bought a seat cushion/lumbar support set. It arrived very quickly, and is certainly a step up from two pillows, and cheaper than a new chair.

We also ran our D&D game on Google Hangouts this week. A bit of lag here and there, but an overall success.

A lot of people are putting out free media online. From performances, to virtual conventions, to cooking lessons and exercise routines. My favorite came for Gail Simone over the weekend.

Starting on Friday, @GailSimone ran a comics writing bootcamp, she called #ComicsSchool. In six days, she helped over a thousand creatives, including myself, write a script for a 5-8 page comic. A Discord server was created by one of the attendees, as a place for us all to gather, socialize and give each other feedback and support. That community will keep going and growing. It even got a mention in the New York Times.

In book news, I’m listening to The Library of the Unwritten, but with self-quarantining, I have a lot less car time. I do, however, have all my comics to catch up on, and Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount showed up on Tuesday.

Be safe everyone!