Why do I let the blog languish for so long? I was doing pretty well there for a few months, and then it kind of fell away as the economy, well, fell away.
So, grim news on Tuesday, 10/28/08, from the husband's Mothership: 10% of jobs in the community publishing division (perhaps your hometown newspaper is part of it) will be cut by the first week in December. His position survived a 3% job reduction in August. This round will be bloodier and may take his job with it. If not this time, then maybe the next round.
I have lined up two adjunct courses for the spring 2009 semester. No benefits, middling pay. I just have to show up and teach. No committees, no formal office hour requirements, no reports, assessments, blah-blah-blah. So at least I got that going for me. Gaaah. Maybe we can pay off this AC and furnace someday soon.