Thursday May 1, 2014

Thackeray has decided that he really likes an earlier start to his day, so even though Camp NaNoWriMo is over (until July), he is still getting us all up at 6:15AM. It does allow me to get things done before I leave for Student Link, and since it is light out, I don’t mind so much, but it isn’t likely to happen when it is dark next winter! I got a call at 8AM this morning from the guy I was hoping would be able to drain my ponds and he couldn’t come today (which I didn’t expect), but promises to be here around 1PM tomorrow!! So the ponds will be drained tomorrow and the fish will head off to their new home. My student’s family is quite excited and they are also willing to take all the pumps and pond supplies (which, naturally, I had just stocked up on for summer). I will be so glad when that phase is done. Paco said that he couldn’t do the new install right away, and that’s fine. I don’t mind waiting for that, once the fish are happily resettled and the liners are removed so that the ground can return to normal. I am really looking forward to having Paco and his crew helping me out as needed. He built a fence for me nearly eight years ago, when I first moved to the island, and he recently did a wonderful job on a friend’s yard. He is calm and friendly as is his wife, so that is a big relief to have them lined up. Anyway, I worked at Student Link and it wasn’t nearly as busy as it was supposed to be, based on the sign ups. I mostly proctored exams, which gave me time to read. I came home and worked on my puzzle for a bit and then finished a great mystery I was reading for the review site I contribute to. I’ll write the review tomorrow, but I just couldn’t put the book down until I finished it. My Latin student and I switched from Ovid to Caesar’s Gallic Wars today. We finished most of the Ovid, but when it switched to poetry, we decided to stick with prose. My student is a history buff and so this will be right up his alley. I received a text late this afternoon from my garage guy and it seems that the original installers will be on island tomorrow and they will fix the door for me. It is a very new door, so really they ought to do it. Tomorrow will see a lot of activity here, as I also have a student and a vet visit. Hopefully it will all go smoothly.

the last day
for my ponds
tomorrow the fish
will move
to a new home