Kevin had a great first day of work! It poured rain all day, unfortunately it flooded many homes and came close to the rain some areas had during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Luckily he has a big truck so water was not an issue for him and he gets to park in a garage and the walkway is covered all the way to the building. He didn't want to be soaked to teach the first class! He actually had to check to make sure the campus wasn't closed before heading over.
There were some bumps in getting going - the door was locked and he had to track down where to get his key, then he couldn't get his computer log-in to work. He knew what the problem was since he worked in IT so long, he just had to get one question answered (which domain to use). The IT department will either love him or hate him since he's worked in IT, love him because he can help himself in many ways, hate him for the same reason. Those bumps got him a little flustered, but he calmed down as he started lecturing and really enjoyed it! He has about 25 students in the in-person class and 35 in his online class. He's so glad to have the first day out of the way and ready to start up again next week.
I spent the better part of the day in the Amarillo airport due to rain delays in Houston, but was very fortunate to get put on a flight that same day to get home (many ahead of me were being told they could fly tomorrow). My flight was cancelled but they put me on a flight that was an earlier flight that hadn't arrived yet -- the plane was stuck in Houston. My original flight was scheduled for 1:20, the one they put me on was scheduled for 10:47 am and we finally left Amarillo about 3:30 pm. The Amarillo airport was comfortable if you have to be stuck somewhere - they even have a long tabletop with chairs and plugs everywhere, perfect for laptop work! The food selections were VERY limited (it has one eatery for the SEVEN gates)...
I made it home in time to have dinner with Professor Tucker and hear all about his first day. He told me that he can't believe he gets paid to do this!!! I'm so proud of him! I know he had moments in school when he worried he made a mistake, its hard to do a career change and being on one income for 2 years has been tough. I know he made the right decision, and his new career will make him happy which is what I want for him and better for both of us.
I also am so amazed he can get up and lecture and enjoy it! The thought of getting up and lecturing to
people every day makes me feel ill, I don't think I could do it...I do
presentations for work sometimes, and am very glad each time they're
Unrelated - happy 3rd birthday to our beautiful niece!!!
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