Things are getting 'real' regarding our move away from Davis. The only thing I've actually moved to the Coast House so far are some potted plants but the list-making and preparations here in Davis are starting up. Dave's tasks are starting and completing projects while mine center more around all the paperwork and logistics of moving and renting a house (writing a lease, posting the rent ad, hiring a landscape company to blow leaves/clean gutters/fix irrigation a couple times a month). It's a good thing I like lists!
|I have a whiteboard in my home office that I update every few days with my tasks. The top is my dissertation chapter list, the bottom left is today's list (yeah right am I getting all that done!), and the bottom right is the two-month-plan list.|
|Dave made a sketch of the back wall of the soon-to-be downstairs Coast House kitchen to ask me where I wanted electrical outlets and light switches.|
|Bye bye sheetrock and tub.|
|Eddie's in the blue party hat. There were rainbow wood cut outs to play with, along with little Waldorf people toys, egg cups, wooden eggs, tools, and little mushrooms. Super fun!|
For the last two years, I've told my spring quarter students to give me all their final exam notes (it's open note) if they don't want them and that I'd use them in the worm bin. And see? I actually am! As my dad always says, "paper is cheap but answers are expensive." I got a lot of eye rolls from the students about making them have hardcopy notes instead of using their computers but I didn't want them to Google all the answers (getting yourself organized with your class notes is a skill they should learn).
|Eddie was pretty excited to help with the shredder since this was the first time I ever let him use it.|