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productive week

Let's see; this week I -
  • Graded 145,050,352 papers (approximately).

  • Sealed a couple of leaks in the house's roof.

  • Patched a couple of leaks in the Saab's convertible top.

  • Revised the CSSF website to include info about the 2010 summer program.

  • Made a new page on the CSSF website for the 2010 Campbell Conference.

  • Met with my technical-editing student.

  • Taught three, 3-hour lecture classes.

  • Finally got comfortable using the Blackboard educational software to increase grading efficiency.

  • Finally put away the huge pile of summer SF workshops' gear (delayed due to shoulder injury - lots of above-the-head lifting).

  • Reorganized the garage, put away some clutter, and built wall-storage.

  • Removed and recharged the battery for the 1984 VW Rabbit convertible so I can put it up for sale.

  • Moved most of the attic storage into the new space Mike, Matt, and I created in the spring (from the Secret Room).

  • Built an off-season storage rack in the new attic space and hung summer shirts.

  • With Matt's help, brought home a new shed from Sears to store some garage items and make more room for working in the garage.

  • Using a branch-cutter (for tree saplings) and weedwacker (for weeds), cleared a space in the overgrown area in the back yard to construct the shed.

  • Laid out designs for the shed's foundation and for weather-proofing the carport for winter.

  • Using a chainsaw, removed five tree-stumps. There were a few moments when I thought, "Gosh, I probably shouldn't be doing this alone" as the blade bounced out of a stump toward my leg. Hands are STILL tired from holding the machine for nearly an hour. Surprisingly, the shoulder is doing okay.

  • Finished and revised an essay for Abyss & Apex Magazine.

  • Updated Kij Johnson's website and sent her the stuff needed to enable her to continue updating it herself.

  • Dealt with more insurance stuff re: accident.

  • Dealt with Kansas state tax FUBAR; ordered federal tax transcript to fix it.

  • Dealt with a FUBAR at my doctor's office - they'd sent a bill to collections by accident. Oops! >:-|

  • Watched the Lawrence Zombie Walk - it was HUGE! Several zombies slammed into the plate-glass window of the Winchester... er, Harbour Lights, where Matt, Matt2, Nate, Noggle, and I were seated. Met a new darts-throwing buddy named Nicholas, and we talked about epistemology and hope and writing. He bought us several beers on account of my winning each game :-D

  • Made more progress on a new story.

  • Did more outlining of my next novel.
And generally enjoyed life.

Now, to bed! Good night, and I hope your week went well.

Chris

Comments

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cmt2779
Oct. 12th, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
Well. Now I just feel lazy.
cmt2779
Oct. 12th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
Also, I just checked out the website for 2010's SF Institute. Looks good! I'm glad there's a new picture up. But I have to point out that that group was 2007, not 2008. :-)
mckitterick
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks - will update that!
jeanineers
Oct. 12th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
Go you! You got way more done this week than I.

Edited at 2009-10-12 06:19 am (UTC)
mckitterick
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
I'm just starting to catch up on things that didn't happen while I was a recuperating slug.
siro_gravity
Oct. 12th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
busy human.
me, too!
mckitterick
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
I've noticed!
clevermanka
Oct. 12th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC)
I'm very glad you got so much done and felt happy and productive about your weekend. Yay for accomplishing things!
mckitterick
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
Felt good to catch up on too-long delayed stuff (and keep up with grading).
garyomaha
Oct. 12th, 2009 11:58 am (UTC)
Congratulations! So, I have to ask -- did you jot down this list from memory, or did you copy it from some journal or spreadsheet that you keep? Just the very act of creating the list would be exhausting for me.

mckitterick
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
Heh, I did it from memory after coming home from the Zombie Walk. But to be fair, I'd been intending to post this for a few days, so I'd already kind of gone through things in my mind.
queza7
Oct. 12th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
Wowwie, congrats!

Now I'm going to go over here and mope. There's no way I'm ever going to be that productive in a single week. ;)
mckitterick
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
It's just that some weeks require one to be more productive than usual: a leaky roof will do that, as will not being able to get around in one's garage without bumping into stuff. And a deadline for an article.
geekmom
Oct. 12th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
We missed your window, or we would have shambled over to say hi.
mckitterick
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
I saw your hubby!
rowanda380
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
random commenter
very productive, I wish I wasn't so lazy :0)
mckitterick
Oct. 12th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
Re: random commenter
Welcome to my LJ!
rowanda380
Oct. 13th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Re: random commenter
thank you!
emessar
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Crap dude. That's more than I've done this year.
mckitterick
Oct. 12th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
Ha! As I wrote to queza7, sometimes one has to get stuff done.
yanbaoqin
Oct. 12th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you've had an awesome week. See you 'round some time!
mckitterick
Oct. 12th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Fun seeing you on the Zombie Walk - you guys should have stopped in to say hi afterward!
weaselmom
Oct. 12th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
Using a chainsaw, removed five tree-stumps. There were a few moments when I thought, "Gosh, I probably shouldn't be doing this alone" as the blade bounced out of a stump toward my leg.

JESUS CHRIST, MCKITTERICK! ::headdesk:: I despair of you. I really do.
mckitterick
Oct. 12th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
My buddies who usually help with these things have day-jobs now, and it's the time of year when it gets dark early....
yanbaoqin
Oct. 12th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
You still have friends who are unemployed, and you know it. Call one of us sometime before you do that again.
mckitterick
Oct. 13th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
Dude, you have enough tree-chopping of your own to deal with! But thanks - I'll call next time.
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