January 31st, 2012

Working From Home on A Tuesday

Another day of snow here in the Ottawa valley, and relatively cold with the wind chill.

Needless to say, this is a Tuesday, so I've got Geology class tonight, so the weather decides to play these nasty games with me again. Add to that tomorrow is a dentist appointment day, and well... not pleased.

When I woke up this morning and looked out the door, I decided that I was going to work from home today, as I don't want to deal with the snowfall more than once today, and I'll need to do that this evening when I go to class. The boss was pretty okay with it, since the work week is expected to be relatively light, but he asked if I wanted to have Donna work from the house with me, since there's a lot of paperwork to get done today as well. I figured this was a good idea, so she's here at the house working away with me on the latest translation job. (She just mentioned that she's pretty happy working out of the office, and we're having a good day of it so far.)

I managed to do all the homework that I have for this week's Geology class yesterday, so that was time well spent, and I did a bit of reading on stuff as well for things I need to keep track of school-wise.

In the meantime, back to the job stuff.

Post-Work Primeval (RPG), and Geology Class Thoughts

Work is done for this Tuesday afternoon, as most of the folks at work got dismissed to head home early. More snow on the way tonight, and an 85% chance of freezing rain once more. *sigh*

Donna has just left my place after work by taxi (fortunately, work is paying this one!), and commented to me that I had the right idea of working from home, and that she's glad she got to work with me today, just the two of us. The work went pretty well, since I'm a bit helpless when it comes to government filing systems, and Donna made it go by with a flair and an easygoing sense of things. While most of the folks were at the office today, quite a fe decided not to come in and, like me, work from home.

Over lunch, Donna and I talked about the Primeval tv series and the Primeval RPG, and she got to listen in as I spoke to spross about some dinosaurs and other creatures for the game. (She's also part of the Primeval RPG PBeM game that I have running over on Yahoo as well, so...) No encounters with Megalania for her, Donna says! :) She wanted to know from me when the Primeval PBeM game will get back under way, as she's waiting on all the other players for character generation to continue! :) Soon, I hope.

I've got another one of the journal entries for the Primeval RPG sessions that I've run to post up here to the blog, then do a bit of cleaning around the house, and then get ready to go to school for the evening Geology class once more. I haven't heard if it's been cancelled for tonight, but will enquire when I get the chance before I get ready to head out for class.

I really hope the freezing rain doesn't start until after I get home from class tonight. And i just wish the weather in Ottawa would stay relatively clement on the days (and nights) when I need to go to class in the evening.

Sunday Afternoon Game Report - Primeval RPG Sessions 1 and 2

As promised, here are the notes and journal entry for the Sunday gaming group, and their first session of the Primeval RPG back on November 27th or so. This post may be somewhat long, but even if it's not, I've put it behind a cut so that folks who don't want to read any detailed rpg posts don't have to.

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As can be seen, the first session of the Sunday afternoon Primeval RPG was similar to, but somewhat different from, the first session with the Friday gaming group. Tammy's character appears to be the most interesting of the crew, and I was somewhat disappointed that spross didn't take a more Life Sciences oriented character. Doug's character is similar to the one that he played in the Airship Pirates rpg sessions, but I think there's more room for variance with the character in the Primeval RPG system. Time will tell. :) There was some interesting stuff in this first session with the Sunday afternoon players, and I suspect that this first "jaunt" through an Anomaly will not be these gamers' last.

Heading For School

Just getting ready to head out for school.

The weather outside is horrible, still, the snow still coming down, and there are wind gusts that look quite formidable. Can't really tell what the streets are like, since the roadway in the condominium area itself is still not ploughed or salted. But I'm betting the streets are not too good, either.

First thing I'm going to have to do is uncover the car from the snow, and pray that it's not too solid. I need to bundle up pretty warm for the expedition to school for Geology class tonight, but it's nothing I'm not used to this winter. It's been pretty brutal since the early part of the New Year, and I had hoped that it wasn't a sign of things to come.

Anyway, I'm out of here. Wish me a good class and good fortune.

Another Winter Night's Return From Classes

Have just gotten back from Geology class this evening.

Class was terrific, and the learning is continuing on. We started in on the study of oceanic and water-based geology this evening, and the material so far is quite fascinating. I've got about 60 pages of material to read for tomorrow night, so guess what I'll be doing while having idle time and waiting for the dentist (assuming I get there, given the weather forecast)?

Driving to school wasn't great, let's make that perfectly clear. I managed to clean off the car easily, as it was powdered snow. But it was blowing all over the place. The roads were slippery to a large extent, and I slid a couple of times in the home condo roadways. Once I got out onto Conroy, it was like being in a snowblower's path, with the unprotected flat grounds on either side of the road just being a wind funnel for the snow in the area. Not fun. Got to school fine, and managed to find a parking space easily enough.

The trip home was...not pleasant. Not as bad as that nightmarish drive home I had from school which I've blogged about (and won't link to here), but pretty hairy because... it's gotten colder. Slipping and sliding all over the place on the way home, and no sign of city crews ploughing out here or even laying down any salt.

In any event, I need a hot cup of tea, and then sleep. Tomorrow's going to be a busy, somewhat bad day, as I have the appointment with the dentist in the early p.m., and it's supposed to start up with the freezing rain just to make life more complicated (again). And then there's class tomorrow night... Why the heck are we getting such really crap weather just around the days when I have to go to school during the evening, huh? *sigh*

Good night, all.