We're four days into the first week of Intensive Institute on the Teaching of Science Fiction; I'll be up for air in eight more days, but in the mean time, if something cool or big has happened in your life, I'd love to hear about it here!
...I almost forgot: The reason I turned on LJ was to post a "hello, tell me about your life!" plus to announce that I survived working on the roof, sealing leaks that revealed themselves during this week's massive thunderstorms. Of course, I haven't had any time to make fixes lately: This always happens at the most inopportune time; it's as if my house is mocking me. Homeowners, you know what I'm talking about. And of course, my lawn looks more like a jungle than grassy plain.
Anyhow, despite 95°F heat index and scalding-hot shingles, all's sealed up (for now...) and I made it back down safely.