01/27/16 – Weeks 3 and 4
Week 3 (18-24) was exclusively devoted to not freezing to death in my home. Who doesn't love a surprise snowstorm? Really, though. If it weren't for service outages I could really have spent the week doing something productive. On Monday I managed to connect with a professor about a grade from last semester not being submitted correctly (resulting in an 'I' on my transcript which now, mercifully, is gone) and Financial Aid about my employability. I was also going to speak with the department I was going to be working for but, surprise surprise, no one was working because a snowstorm was coming.
Week 4 (25 to 31) has, so far, been about catching up work from last week. I am now employed (more or less gainfully) and enrolled in all the classes I will need to graduate. Most of the remaining week will be spent
a) getting coursework completed for next week,
b) arranging a time for my Tutorstunde (required by my German course) that doesn't conflict with my work schedule,
c) revisiting the hardware design for my VCclone tanks. I recently found some sketches that I know never made it to PCB but I can't recall what I didn't like about them,
d) perhaps most importantly, I intend to start doing some scans of the myriad notebooks and journals I have lying around. Most of them contain notes specific to a semester or course but, hidden among these notes, are smaller sketches and project designs that are presently useless because of their non-categorization. I know this isn't a project I can complete this week but between this week and the next I hope to at least make a dent in them,
and in whatever time's left over I'll be celebrating the Lunar New Year on Guild Wars 2 and trying to get together a game of Star Wars d20. So yeah, good luck to me on that. Nothing says scheduling conflict like a roleplaying game.