Football and Frustration
Last night the big entertainment in the country was the football (soccer) game between England and Hungary--which England won 3 - 1. The news for the past week or so has centered on a key player who broke his foot just as the World Cup hoopla is beginning to build. As many may know, the World Cup is a MAJOR event outside the United States. I wonder if we will ever get involved?
My day began a usual until I got to my temporary office where I noticed that my laptop had shut down. I thought this a bit strange until I hit a key and noticed that it came back on as though it were running on the battery. Aha. The AC Adapter was not lit and the computer was down to a little over an hour before going completely dead. I didn't have time before class to do anything, but right after class I got on a school computer and went to Dell in the UK. After much searching I finally found a number to call and ordered a new adapter for a rather painful amount of money. I paid a few pounds extra to expedite shipping and decided to download the necessary files to my little SanDisk which I could plug into one of the school computers and do my class notes, etc.
Such were my plans. The school computers are on a Lennox system and my material is on Windows. No computer in the place will recognize the files on my disk. So there will be no pictures on this blog until I get my laptop recharged, class notes are in a word processing form that I've never used before, and email has to be accessed via the internet. I knew Camelot had to end sometime. :-)
So, other than the "tragic" day, all is well. I have completed half of the course and still have the students attention and enthusiasm, so I guess I really don't have anything to complain about.