Thursday, September 18, 2008

Recovering from the water and electronics don't mix episode!

Well, the week started out kind of tough! My freshman class was really a comedy of errors so if it could go wrong, it did! We had a little water episode which ended up soaking much of my classroom and my teaching laptop. Just to you know, water and electronics don't mix! The computer remained running, only a few of the keys would not work. We finished class and then things got ugly. No more computer. Not even the blue screen of death! After "baking" the laptop in my truck for the rest of the day I was able to log on and boot the computer and burn a cd of all of my tests that are stored on it's hard drive! YAY! The next day - only annoying beeping noises could be made by my laptop.
I've got another laptop rebuilt with all my software and my test files loaded. Now I just have to learn the new version of the software. I guess things could be MUCH worse.
On the kid front - Noelle leaves this afternoon for a National Officer Candidate training weekend in Minneapolis. I hope that the experience gives her a good bench mark for what she knows and where she needs to work. National Convention is coming up fast, I hope not too fast! Jenna is continuing with the New Student Orientation events at Stanford. She met with the Crew coach yesterday and is pretty pumped to try out this new opportunity.
At home things are pretty much the same. Jay worked until 8:30 last night. The grasshoppers are taking over the garden. They have stripped the broccoli and eaten 90% of the leaves off of the potato plants. Guess I won't be harvesting any more broccoli? Tonight is KRRO fest at the Canaries Stadium featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold, Shinedown and Saving Abel. Not my normal choice in music, but should be fun!

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