…but it was a computer.
I’ve been silent these past days because my computer has been in the shop. The fan has been making a terrible racket for the past couple of months, but because I needed my computer I tolerated the noise. Since I’d finished classes and my exams last week we took my computer in for the techies at the store we bought it from (they actually know what they’re doing) to see if they could do anything about it. They thought maybe they could give the fan a quick lube and avoid having to send it to the manufacturer for repairs, but alas, whatever’s wrong with this thing is something that the manufacturer has to fix lest the warranty be voided. Damn. So now we’re setting things up on Bran’s computer for me to use, I’ll be printing out all the user codes for the programs i’ve purchased online so I can re-get them and doing back ups of my data to ensure that I lose as little as possible from this pain in the ass nonsense.
I’ve passed one class so far. I got 78% in theory. I knew I wouldn’t do spectacularly because I’d not done spectacularly before, however since my mark went up that must mean I did fairly well on my final. Yay! The marks for the other two classes haven’t come back yet.
I’ve been knitting of late. I’ve got one and 1/4 socks made. One of my classmate’s mother knits and makes socks a lot. She has a really good pattern for heels that I want to use so she (the daughter) is going to get her mom to give me the pattern.
I started a book today that I’ve very nearly finished. Keeper ‘n Me by Richard Wagamese is a wonderful book that everyone should read. It’s gut splitting hilarious, poignant, maddening, sweet and cool. It’s a really good read. It’s written as colloquial so you have to hear what you read, if that makes sense. I highly recommend it to everyone. After this one I have a few Thomson Highway books I want to read. Both Richard and Thomson are award winning Canadian Aboriginal writers.
As well, I’ve been doing crosswords and watching television and the odd movie. I know that’s nothing new, but being able to do that without the obligation of studying is totally and wonderfully liberating. Of course, sometime next week I start reading books as my theory references for my research proposal but that’s next week. Even then, it’s going to be interesting reading.
The car is now in running condition. We’re going out to Manatou on Thursday. That’s a hot springs mineral spa that is, I think, east of town. We’re going to enjoy the pools and possibly a massage. I’m quite looking forward to that. I’m going to be looking like a blue potato.
That’s about it from here. I’ll be keeping in touch with my computer life through Bran’s computer and the computers at school. I try to avoid doing much from work. Though my boss says he doesn’t have a key logger on the machine there, they’ve said a lot of things that turned out to be less than truthful, you know, like me working 32 hours a week at my own job. So I’ll avoid that issue.