Today I received confirmation that I'll be teaching an online class in the Fall. I've been waiting for a long time to get the opportunity to do so and am looking forward to the challenge, especially since the class that I am teaching is called "Computers & Technology"; an intro to computers course.
I've spent a great deal of time, especially in the last three or four years, studying best practices for delivering content to an online audience so I am looking forward to adding that knowledge to my nearly eleven years of in-class teaching experience and seeing what happens.
In other news:
I've had two roofing contractors come by thus far and a third is scheduled to come on Thursday. The guy that came yesterday was impressive but I haven't seen his numbers yet. I had a guy show up today who was less polished on the sales end but I liked his personality, presentation, and he mentioned that his quote would include a virtual mirror of the services of the guy who came yesterday. Today's guy gave me a quote of $6650 which will be helpful when yesterday's guy offers a number for comparative purposes.
Today's guy came on the recommendation of a friend who recently had a roof done and was pleased with overall product and service. The guy coming Thursday comes on the recommendation of a colleague; I look forward to seeing what he will have to say. I just hate the idea of tossing that kind of cash on something like a roof, though I know it's a necessity it's just so not glorious. You can't invite people over to come see your new roof and not expect them to thing they should be attending an intervention.
In other, other news:
Sometime soon I need to go buy new running shoes (though only for walking purposes, these knees ain't made for running no more) and check out some of the nifty anti-chaffing products as recommended by Egan.
I haven't abandoned my podcast, just needed a break - it's tons of work and I was feeling a bit burned out. I suspect a podcast will be ready for next week.
R.I.P. Al Wilson