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Week 2 September 5, 2013

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Labor Day weekend. And I did a lot of labor. Worked Saturday, did all my Tools homework on Sunday and my Tech homework on Monday. I have a lot of reading to do for my Tech test next week, so have been doing that throughout the week and will do a lot more of it the next couple days. Kickstarted the Tech group project by volunteering to set up the website, and started getting folk to volunteer(or is that be voluntold) to lead the different weekly projects. Still waiting on a lot of confirmations, but there’s a site to put next week’s homework results on, so I’m content for now. Tomorrow is the only scheduled online time of the semester – a synchronous collaboration chat with about 1/3 my Tools class. Unless, that is, everyone else has waited for the third session, in which case it could be quite the big chat.

Work is going along as usual. I’m generally stuck in Music three days a week, now. My GM just now realized that today. Training the new kids bit by bit. I’m holding steady at 30hrs a week these days. We’re set for Halloween, but soon enough, we’ll switch to holiday rush.

A friend of mine found one of these at a garage sale and got it for me:

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It’s completely manual, so I have to strengthen my hands/wrists up some before I can use it properly. But it’s fun to play with.

I also got out to Half Price Books this past weekend for their Labor Day sale, and got two books: Elminster Ascending, and Variable Star, as well as five movies including The Mummy triology, Which I then confused people by quoting the line about being a Librarian. No, I don’t have a library job yet, it’s just an adorable line.

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Welcome Summer June 27, 2013

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Two parties this past weekend to welcome summer. The picnic on the Sunday was full of kids with water-guns, and tasty smoked meats. I had a great weekend of hanging out with friends and relaxing. Even got to play with a old portable typewriter that a friend had found at a yard sale. He needs to take me to these yard sales some time, he always finds the best stuff.

Work goes on. Our new hires have completed the first round of training and are being thrown into the mix/tossed to the wolves. Summer has a lot of people moving on or going on vacation, so we’re doing our best to keep up. The computers haven’t been cooperating this week, but we’re managing.

Apparently, we’ve given up on the tablet business, though. Going to stop making the HDs and let someone else do it instead. It appears that we will still carry and support whatever they come up with, but we won’t be financially responsible for them. Simple Touches are sticking around, though, and the Glowlight. In the meantime, our HDs are ridiculously cheap.

Another relaxing weekend ahead for me. Going to go visit my brother’s family on Sunday, so that should be fun. Should start packing soon, signing my new lease in three weeks.