Thursday, January 29, 2009

What a Wednesday

When I went to sleep on Tuesday night, this was the forcast for Wednesday.When I woke up, I was expecting a "winter wonderland". Instead, I got this.

This is the view when I opened my front door.

These are the trees beside my car and the trees across from my townhouse.

Just to give you an idea, that is my foot next to the branch.
All of this was finished by me coming back to a townhouse that had absolutely no power whatsoever. As near as I can tell, I believe that the power went out around noon yesterday. It did not come back on (and stay on) until 10:48 p.m. By then, both upstairs and downstairs were quite frigid. All I can say is thank you to the power company guys who were outside working at 11 p.m. and probably worked most of the night.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The first three days of classes

Well, I've finished the first three days of classes (which I bet you couldn't have seen that coming.) My semester is looking like it is going to be an awesome one, one full of fun things. I am taking two classes which I actually have a place to meet, and one class online. My first class is about the Life of Christ. I know that it is going to be an amazing class because my teacher said yesterday, "If your life isn't changed by this class, then I have failed as a teacher. It's not because I would have done my best or anything like that, it is because we are going to be studying Christ's life. If your life isn't changed by His, then I have failed you." Wow. What could be said more than that! My other class that I have is also going to be awesome, but for a different reason. It is a class on Gourmet cooking. Yesterday, when my teacher was giving a synopsis of what this semster has in store for us, she listed some very exciting things. First, my "big" assignment for this class is that I have to create a receipe, present it to the class, and serve it at a class sponsored dinner. There are a few rules with it, like it cannot contain any preservitives, and it has to be original. One thing that she said that I am looking forward to is that we will be taking several trips in this class. One of which is to Harrisonburg, VA for an event somewhat like an in-store convention. It isn't until March, so I'll know details about that later. All I can say is that this last semester (which ends in 115 days from today, Wednesday) is going to be an amazing semester. Just so I don't forget to mention it, the web class is English Literature and for those who know me well, all I can say about it is "yeah."