Today I slept in until 5:15, and went to the hospital to meet with my student and her preceptor at the end of their night shift. I thought I would have time for a cup of coffee while I was waiting for them to finish, but they got done early. After the meeting I went back to campus to work on stuff in my office.
The office is still hot, because the air conditioning still isn't working and the heater is still on. Every day I call, and they send a guy with a temperature sensor to measure the ambient temperature, which is almost always in the 80s. The guy today said, "wow it's hot in here!", then left. They tell me it's being worked on. I suspect it will be intolerably hot until the semester ends. I have a desk fan that helps, and I can open the window and the door to get some air flow.
I made a to-do list of stuff I had to get done, and that is what I have been working on. Looking at the list you would think I had a super-productive day today, but it is actually last week's list that I am still working on. the only thing left for this week is to clean the desk, but I will save that for next week, when I start to do the end of semester stuff. All my lectures are updated to the new text book, though, and that was really my big task this semester. I have six hours of lecture and a two-hour case study left and then I am done until next semester.
I took a walk in the park this evening. The weather cooled off this afternoon as clouds came in with a threat of rain tomorrow. It was lovely.
I first came across Prince in 1984 just after I moved up to Sacramento. I used to go to Tower Records, and browse the albums, and came across his Controversy album. I bought it and took it home to listen to it. It was like nothing else in my record collection, but it was compelling. I can remember the day I bought it.
I didn't turn into a Prince fan, but I certainly admired his work and his talent. As I write I am listening to the soundtrack for Purple Rain. There is really nothing else like it.
We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called life...