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Small Bulwarks Against the Tide

March 27th, 2009 at 02:15 pm

Unhappy news of the day: It looks as if my university teaching job will be at 3/4 time for the foreseeable future. That's 3/4 pay for probably at least the next year. The university has failed to tell anybody about this, but has just gone ahead and changed the schedule. It stinks there, but I guess I should be happy for the job. And I'm very happy I had so many years at full time, since it will eventually help what little retirement payouts I have left.

Happy news then? The most excellent church rummage sale in a long time--I bought DD a garbage bag full of clothes--including NWT Gymboree pants and shirt--all for under $20. For that she got five new dresses--three Gymboree and a Hanna Andersson--not that I'm label conscious, but they'll have good ebay resale when she's done with them, two pairs of pants, tights, tops, toys, you name it.

I'm ignoring the weather forecast and hoping like Sleeping Beauty to reawaken when spring actually arrives.

2 Responses to “Small Bulwarks Against the Tide”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I love those garbage bag children's clothes sales, and props to you for scoring some Hanna Andersson! You've got me tempted to take advantage of a local Marimekko store discount now...

  2. L Saver Says:

    I'm sorry they are cutting back at your school. I think a lot of colleges/universities are having to cut back their budgets right now. My sister's department was told they would have to find a way to trim 10% from their costs -- they are just hoping not to have to let anyone go!

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