All is well, just relaxing, gently marinated. Not much else to report.
............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.
Today I am sitting in a repair shop about 50 minutes from home as I wait for the windshield to be replaced in my wife's vehicle. Yesterday, while traveling around, a semi truck apparently kicked up some large rock or something similar and it was powerful enough to punch an actual hole into the windshield. My wife and her passengers were very fortunately all fine.
Robin Williams apparent suicide has brought back a flood of emotions for me. I had a teen aged niece who committed suicide 20 years ago. It is such a horrible, terrible thing. So pointless.
The past several days have just been focused on working on a bunch of different things... Some at work, some at home. I am trying to work hard to have the Fall be more streamlined and potentially more relaxing and enjoyable. I guess in a way I am trying to "make hay while the sun shines" so-to-speak. I hope my efforts prove fruitful.
I did a sizable amount if work today both at the U and at home (most notably some painting). So, overall I was content with my productivity. Interestingly, today was a day with well above average pipe consumption as well. I did not count, but would not be surprised if I smoked 20 bowls of pipe tobacco today... which is WELL above my current average of around 5 or 6 bowls. I am not really sure why. Oh well.
Today, I get to go back home! I cannot wait, and so look forward to being back with my family! The meeting was much better than I anticipates, and happily also much less stressful. They also had free beer and wine each evening. That was helpful too. Overall, it was a far better experience than I was anticipating. Bit, I will be very glad to get home!