Elbie at Trig dot Net

Thu, 22 Mar 2012

How's the tie? Still there, still... Wait, where is it?

I'm taking a look at my last blog entry, from the start of September.

The start of September.

Six and a half months ago.

Oh well, there's no point in making excuses. We must press onwards, in to the future. Speaking of, I'm going to try writing my blog entries on my iPad for the next little while and see how that goes. I tend to think about blogging as often when I'm not in front of a computer as when I am, if not moreso, and this might be a decent way to jot a few notes down before the feeling leaves me.

Many things have come and gone in the intervening six and a half months. Frosh week was pretty much the same as always, with the exception that the Pink Tie had moved. Thanks to the almost complete (in fact, it's been almost complete for the whole six and a half months) Quantum-Nano building, the Tie can no longer be hung in its historical location on the side of the Math building. It now supposedly hangs from the side of the new Math 3 building though I actually didn't go searching for it.

I tried taking CS341 again, the Algorithms course. There was a slightly better prof this time around, but he tended to give explanations with so much information, that it was hard to sift out all the important information. I still found the course hard to stay motivated in, and especially with all the house stuff we were still dealing with, and now with the riding lessons, I felt that I was spreading my time a little too thin. I ended up withdrawing sometime in October.

A lot happened with the house over the past little while. Since the government re-enacted the ecoEnergy retrofit program, but only for a relatively small window, we ended up doing a lot of work we might have otherwise put off for later years. I mentioned the windows in my last post, but in addition to that, and the roof which was done in November, we also had insulation blown into our walls, replaced an aging toilet and had some random electrical work done. We are slowly dealing with the aftermath and cleanup.

Horse riding continues apace. Apparently, I do okay. And I'm finding that spending time around horses is in some ways a lot like spending time with cats or dogs or other animals. You learn to read their behaviour and their body language the more time you spend with them.

Christmas was heavily overbooked, unfortunately. It was fantastic to see everyone that we saw, but we saw a LOT of people. Much merriment was had, also much food. At one point, we had to deal with having our car broken into. They didn't get much. Mostly burned CDs. I suspect it was more trouble than it was worth to the thieves in addition to being a bit of a pain for us. In the end, we probably could have used a vacation from our vacation.

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