No, this isn’t about the trees budding leaves and the
weeds grass turning green. That happened back in the middle of February. Spring break started today. I’ll be in the office for part of it. We’ve had someone who has been responsible for setting up and taking down all the experiments in our introductory labs. She walked into my office on Tuesday and said, “I thought you should know that I’m retiring at the end of the month”. I said something nice, but what I was thinking was “…but we still have another four labs to do at the end of the month…”
I’ll be picking up the slack, which means going in on Monday to learn where she stores some stuff and some other details, as well as catching up on a few things that fell between the cracks this past week. How this is going to shake out over the long term has yet to be determined. That includes the impact it might have on my writing time.
And speaking of writing, I’m hoping to get some done this next week. I’m not going to set any goals or make any public announcements until things are finished. Other than going into work on Monday and getting some yard work done, plus some general straightening and organizing, I plan to read, write, and blog for the next week.