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Apparently calm before the storm...

School goes back Monday and so far I am NOT ready. I have a set of assignments to mark, I have lesson plans to write and I have that damned Papal Encyclical to read over again. I wish I had sashajwolf and blue_leaf in my head right now, I'd get it read AND have the right answers!

We have one of those rewards system here where you get points for shopping, Flybuys. I cashed in a pile of these points and received a D-Link wireless router. Unfortunately I didn't have quite enough computer knowledge to fully install it. I got it going but couldn't do the secure network bit. So today I hired Geeks on Wheels *g* to come and do the job for me! Half price too, since they were recommended by my ISP! And now, for the first time, I'm sitting on the couch in the living room and updating my LJ! I can't read my emails from here though, so I wonder if I ought to change to my gmail account... *shrug* whatever, for now, I'm rather excited about it. And before, while doing some class planning by the heater, I could look up a couple of things without running to the PC *g* admittedly the PC is only about 15 or 20 feet away...but now Christy and I can be using the Net at the same time!

So. I have been trying to get ready for school and do more clearing around the house, and thanks to Moth and her special and wonderful friends, re-editing Safe yet again with renewed enjoyment, using the knowledge I have gained from that crazy writing course and thereabouts. I just need a couple more weeks holiday... just two weeks but WITHOUT children, and I might just get somewhere...

Mass with the Codfish in the morning, so not looking forward to that. I'm so disappointed in him. He's such an unpleasant man. I wonder how I can find the good in him? I've tried a few ways but none of them have worked yet. He still comes across as a self-centred, egotistical, ill-mannered and, IMHO, Asperges-laden, middle-aged man. Thank God he never made the Bishop he apparently aspired to. I wonder if I could get him to read Phil Gulley? He could find out how he could be gentle, how he could be sensitive to the needs of others, how he could create community... and how he could be loved.

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sashajwolf
May. 3rd, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the encyclical! I think you flatter me.
natesmountain
May. 5th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
No way. You're my reading idol *g*
greenpizzazz6
May. 3rd, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
received a D-Link wireless router
That was one of the best buys we ever made! It's so nice being able to have multiple people online at the same time!

It's too bad school is starting up again so soon. Was your vacation okay though, did you get some rest in?
natesmountain
May. 5th, 2008 10:35 am (UTC)
-It's too bad school is starting up again so soon. Was your vacation okay though, did you get some rest in?
No, not rest! But now that school is back, I'll steal some somewhere...

It's only a 9 week term so that sounds pretty manageable, huh!
blue_leaf
May. 4th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
You flatter me too :0) thanks, and good luck dear.
This line touched my heart "I wonder how I can find the good in him? ", it says a lot about your character.
HUGS
natesmountain
May. 5th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
-You flatter me too :0) thanks
You deserve it!

-This line touched my heart "I wonder how I can find the good in him? ", it says a lot about your character.
Heh, I keep trying.
I just sent the codfish another pretty intense email, I bet he doesn't like me too much just now!!

*hugs you back*
vivh
May. 4th, 2008 07:01 am (UTC)
I can't imagine not being wireless... enjoy!!

Glad to hear you are revisiting safe too!!
natesmountain
May. 5th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
If only Telstraclear did real wireless...

-Glad to hear you are revisiting safe too!!
Thanks! It's getting better and better.
moth2fic
May. 4th, 2008 10:39 am (UTC)
Your wireless system sounds great and I'm green with envy. Our thick stone walls even make a cordless phone difficult so Colin won't try installing wireless - or a network, so if he's online I'm not, and vice versa!

Glad you're working on Safe. Don't worry too much about having a spare fortnight - now that you're feeling 'inspired' again, you'll find snippets of time, and you don't need long swathes of it the way you do for new writing.

Nobody is ever ready for the beginning of term but schools seem to carry on regardless...
natesmountain
May. 5th, 2008 10:42 am (UTC)
-Our thick stone walls even make a cordless phone difficult so Colin won't try installing wireless - or a network, so if he's online I'm not, and vice versa!
That's how it's always been in our house until now. You could have your computers in the same room and have a wireless router though. That would work. Ours works right up to the other end of the house where my bedroom is *g*

-Don't worry too much about having a spare fortnight - now that you're feeling 'inspired' again, you'll find snippets of time, and you don't need long swathes of it the way you do for new writing.
That's true, you're right, I can do a few lines then run, come back later and just carry on. It's easy really. But so much fun it's all I want to do... but work was fun today so I guess that's good.
moth2fic
May. 5th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't share a study with Colin. I value my sanity - and my ability to move around...
natesmountain
May. 6th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
-wouldn't share a study with Colin. I value my sanity - and my ability to move around...
Hee! I do understand that!!
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