Trina L Short (trinalin) wrote,
Trina L Short

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So, Trina, how's summer break treating you?

Nearly done with my first full week of summer break (after a nearly full week off last week). And I will say this - it's sooooooooooooooo nice not working for a change. :-)

So, what all have I been doing thus far?

  • Very slowly, I'm getting my closets cleaned out. The bedroom ones are pretty much done, it's the ones in the library and den that are taking awhile. Mostly because I hate to throw things away. But I will do it, by gum!

  • I was helping my mom's cousin Lyn (a shut-in) with her electronics. She had several different things hooked to her LCD TV and had so many remotes she didn't know what to use to do what. So I first got her connections set up properly, then recommended a Harmony remote from Logitech. She liked the idea, so mom & I picked one up for her and then I installed the software on mom's laptop, but had to take it to Panera Bread in order to finish setting up the remote (requires an Internet connection, which Lyn doesn't have).

  • I went to the Strawberry Festival on Sunday. I got two dozen strawberry donuts (some for me & dad, some for mom & Lyn), picked up BBQ chicken dinners for all of us, had a strawberry-lemon shake up, and tried a strawberry burrito. I wasn't at the festival long - I usually just go for the food.

  • When I dropped off lunch from the Festival to mom & Lyn, I finished working on the Harmony remote (which required another visit to Panera - two, actually). I got everything working - the stupid LCD TV takes 7 seconds to warm up and it was affecting how the remote changed inputs.

  • I finished working on the B-WISER photo gallery.

  • I started working on a new Sylvester McCoy Image and Sound Archive using Coppermine as the backbone.

  • FINALLY cleaned my tub and got my kitchen cleaned up after leaving things lie for too long.

  • Decided to give The Biggest Loser/BistroMD service a try for a week. The frozen foodstuff arrived today, so I'll start tomorrow. (As monocot mentioned in her blog, the food comes packed with dry ice, so I took some 'round to dad and we played with it. Heh.)

  • Went for a workshop on using FirstClass to build teacher webpages. I was quite pleased with the results. The pages generated are standards compliant! Yay! And it's easy to use since our staff are already used to FirstClass.

Tomorrow I'm going in to work in order to update a few web pages and work on the student handbook for the HS. It's the closest I'll come to working all summer. Heh.
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