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I had to take a break in the middle of watering to make a go-away sign for the greenhouse door today, so a quick update:

Decanted the greenhouse meead I started at New Years' into a new carboy last night. It didn't keep the lovely rosy pomegranate color it'd had when it started, but it's still a nice honey color, and the flavor....weeee. Great balance of citrus and ginger, just enough of those sour little kumquats to make it nicely tangy. I'm looking forward to seeing what this does in a year.

Went to decant the sugar cane brew, only to find it had small floating colonies of blue fuzzy stuff. Not so good. That batch went over the deck railing into the flowerbed.

Got a few more rounds done on the other sleeve of The Sweater...I'm about 2" from where I stopped on the first one. I'll get both of those done that far, then work on thr body some more. Probably won't be cool enough to wear it if I actually finish the silly thing this winter/spring, but....

Started designing cables for more kilt hose. Now I just need to find the measurements I took for those people. Woops.

I ought to be watering now, but the plumbers finally came over to fix the broken on/off valve on the faucet in the second house. (The handle came off in my hand when I turned it on Tuesday morning. We've been using vice grips since.) So I guess I'll catch up on virtual things while they're working.
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The Troll resigned yesterday. There may be a party.

And it was, according to her, All. My. Fault. Big surprise there. Since neither Donna nor Dr G see it that way, her opinion doesn't matter.

The Troll told Donna yesterday morning that she just had trouble taking directions from people, because she expected to be the most knowledgable person in the place. **insert favorite rude noise here** (Yes, I know what that says about the places she used to work.)

So now, we're waiting for her to get her written resignation in, so that she's officially gone and we can rewrite the job description and post it again. We've got four students who've expressed interest, and any of them would be fantastic to have.

I should have gotten more class stuff done over the weekend, but I just couldn't focus. I spent three fairly productive hours on it yesterday, and will go on to that after I finish my morning updates. Must remember to run over to facilities and grab a map this afternoon, make copies for class.

Had a fairly quiet weekend...did a little shopping on Sunday (which included the yarns for your giftmas socks, [ profile] tnrkitect), and a lot of knitting. I'd pulled out The Sweater last week as take-my-mind-off-the-bullshit knitting, and have made decent progress on it since. 11" done on the body, one sleeve half done, the other sleeve not far from that. I'm in a toot to work on it again, in hopes that maybe I'll get it done this time. Not that it's likely to be cold enough for that dense a sweater for what's left of this winter, but it'd be nice to have a major project done. Then I wouldn't feel guilty about starting the Enchanted Forest Aran. (Which I've been trying--and succeeding, thus far--to resist. But I've had the yarn for months now, and it's calling me.)


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