Saturday, September 03, 2005

Responsibility Sucks

It's a completely beautiful day. The sky is really clear, and it's only about 70 degrees (it has been hot lately). My favorite cats from next door have decided to play outside today now that it is finally nice out. Add to that the fact that it is a holiday weekend and I don't teach on Tuesdays, and things could be really great.

Unfortunately, I'm stuck inside doing assorted painting and carpentry tasks that can not be put off any longer. And I'm playing phone tag with someone in the department who needs to find people to cover all his classes on Wednesday and Friday. He's in the National Guard and is heading to New Orleans. It's very frustrating to find subs in our department -- the people who are most willing to substitute are also the people who have the most pre-existing time commitments making it impossible for the logistics to work out right.