Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
mckitterick

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
Tags: life, week in review
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