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Cooler by the Lake

June 17th, 2022 at 04:14 pm

Yeah, that's what we always say here in Beertown.  In fact "Cooler by the Lake" used to be the Summerfest motto.

I was happy to turn off the a/c last night and open things up.  I still have the east-facing blinds drawn, but it looks like a great weekend.  Despite the gorgeous weather, or maybe because of it, I'm getting a little stir-crazy.  I've spent far too many hours grading online papers and updating content.  One week until the class itself is done, but with residual grading, of course.  Four, or maybe five of my 25 students have not logged in this week.  I do think the accelerated summer pacing is hard for them, and who knows what kind of other issues they face.

I've been throwing away rafts of teaching materials and finding miscellaneous things to sell on FB.  I think most of my serious canning days are over and sold 12 jars this morning, awaiting pick-up.

Our DD is now in Prague after lovely days in Vienna.  She'll be home in 12 days.

No big weekend plans--more grading, some gardening and more decluttering.  I need to pick up a Father's Day gift from DD to DH.,DH and I worked on a project when he got his Master's degree about local soldiers killed in WW1.  We still have some things to explore on that topic and have decided to spend some time over the weekend on it.  We both love it, so it could be quite fun.

I'm hoping some of the online banks will soon raise their savings account rates.  I'd like to make a bit more on the emergency fund.

Happy Friday!




1 Responses to “Cooler by the Lake”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    It's been darn hot and humid here in Central Illinois, so I feel your pain!

    It sounds like you've been crazy busy with grading, grading, and more grading. I don't miss those days at all. I always felt guilty when I would take a break from grading because I was brain dead and my eyes refused to focus, and still worried over it.

    Good for you as far as going through stuff. I took in a lot of my teaching materials and put them in the teachers' lounge for people to take. I was glad someone else could use them.

    We gave up on the savings accounts rates and actually bit the bullet and bought a small CD for over 2% for a year. We figured it was better than nothing.

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