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Does The Countdown Begin?

July 27th, 2022 at 04:19 am

I guess  the countdown to my last day at the university should begin.  I think we're at 16 days.

I spent the day reviewing applications for one of our open positions.  Man alive, people need a class on employment communication.  One of our applicants had a picture of blue bird on top of her CV while another named the wrong university, not ours, as the one he was applying to.  But it does make them easier to sort through!

I also handed off a bunch of paperwork to my friend/colleague/ aka workhusband who is taking over my job.  That was very fun.  And I threw away (unbelievably) sets of overhead slides.  Have I been doing this too long?

In financial and decluttering news, I offered a bunch of my dissertation books to an online colleague for free and got them mailed.  He's sending me the postage.  And in a kind of strange ebay sale, I've been holding on to a pair of my mom's "fancy" eyeglasses from the late 1950s and early 1960s.  They were kind of funky cat's eyes shape, and I toyed with the idea of wearing them myself.  But my mom was a much smaller person than me, and well, they're not really my style.  However, the aluminum frames were popular on ebay, so I listed them and got an almost immediate offer. Does it seem creepy to you that I sold them?  She was a practical soul, so I don't think she'd object.  They're packed, mailed, and gone now.  Other than that postage, I spent nothing, bringing coffee to my university office.


6 Responses to “Does The Countdown Begin?”

  1. Lots of ideas Says:

    You could put the money from the frames towards your next pair of glasses, or you could use the money for a girl’s date with your daughter as a final ‘gift’ from your mother…

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I take it you are retiring? Or got a cool new job? Either way - Cool!

    I don't think it's creepy at all to sell your mom's glasses. Just think of the joy they'll bring to someone else, rather than sitting unused in a box.

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  4. CB in the City Says:

    Not at all creepy! I'll bet your mom would be delighted!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    I don't think it is creepy you sold the glasses. I think it was smart and better that they are recycled.

    You are a better person than I am...I started counting down the first day of school until my retirement date!

  6. Dido Says:

    Congrats on getting to countdown time. How exciting!

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