It’s a new year and a new decade (for those who believe).
I’m still taking classes at Ivy Tech and this semester will make me or break me. I’m taking MATH-111, Intermediate Algebra and CINS-102, Information Systems Fundamentals.
I took the math course years ago, and failed miserably. I don’t know why exactly, but I do know that I have much more desire and drive to succeed than I did back then. My instructor seems like a really nice guy who is good at explaining concepts and ensuring everyone understands. Something lacking in instructors at that school.
My CINS course seems to be another story however. While I believe the content of the course shouldn’t be too hard, the instructor’s attitude clashes with me in a big way. I won’t go into specifics, but I would change courses if I could. This course focuses on XHTML, HTML and CSS. The main focus of this class is to create a web site and to learn how to manage it on a Unix server. Ivy Tech has one for student use, it’s name is Bob.
Little Amelia is growing and changing like never before. At her last checkup, Dr. Laughlin said this would be a period of “social explosion.” Boy was he right. She loves using her voice, and discovering what new sounds she can make. She also likes to support her own weight by “standing” with support from someone.
She has also learned how to grasp and hold objects. Her rattle and yellow duck are her favorites at this point. She tracks objects with her eyes, which are beautifully deep.
Rachel has been on maternity leave since the birth of our daughter. However, all good things must come to an end. She went back to work on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Next week she goes back full time. I’ve noticed it’s difficult on her, but it’s good for her to have time away and get a greater appreciation of our little miracle. We found a stay at home mom who will be watching Amelia. She has a 4 year old daughter, named Madison who adores Snow White.
Today I officially sent in my resignation to the CSR or what I would like to call “the window to hell.” I wasn’t scheduled at all for last semester, which was really hard on our checkbook. I looked and looked and in the end a co-worker at TS, Kasey became the connection to my new 2nd job, TCC or Technology Center Consulting. It is a division of UITS which is Indiana University’s information technology department. TCC’s primary objective is to staff the numerous computing labs around campus. We also help students in the dorms with networking issues. I have worked one week with them and it’s been interesting to say the least!