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Post 2281

Bluebottle

Did I tell you that the new VC wanted to restructure the university? Well, a lot of the computer systems we use have been seriously affected by that and aren't likely to work for the next couple of weeks. The other thing the VC has done is insist that all students get their next year's timetables before their results are calculated?smiley - huh This means they're being told what lessons they have to attend even though we don't actually know whether they've progressed to the next level. Oh well, that's not part of the uni I'm involved in, but it does seem to be an unnecessary muddle.

Geographically there was a hand sanitiser nearby at the entrance to the shop, but with the one-way system there'd be no way to reach it without leaving the shop and re-entering, presumably while carrying goods/resources out of the shop (setting) before you pay for them, which could be considered setting-lifting.

Still no storms or cool weather, alas. The trouble with this first floor maisonette is that it is much hotter than it should be in summer (though lovely in winter). Yesterday I went for a bike ride and it was much cooler cycling outside than being indoors.

Our local swimming pool has opened for lane swimming - with lanes now two-lanes wide to allow distancing. I know the virus doesn't like water that much so it should be okay, but not sure yet. Also the pool closes at 9pm. I reckon if they were open between 1am-4am I would have been very tempted to go to cool down at nighttime...

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SQ and BB

Post 2282

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Oh no, that is just typical that things aren't working because of a restructure smiley - blue That is smiley - huh indeed about the timetable - could cause more appeals if people get their timetables and start planning, and then discover that they have to do resits instead... Fascinating the unnecessary muddles there are out there - I found out this week that your opposite number over here was having to create modules in quadruplicate because she couldn't guess which one of each four would be used for timetabling. They started showing up in the data reports I have been working on, so there is definite potential to streamline processes!

Ah, that isn't good that the hand sanitiser was at the entrance rather than the exit - could be accused of setting-lifting indeed...

Sorry to hear your hot weather is still continuing with no breaks. Yes, I can imagine swimming at 1am would be very tempting - I have to admit I opened my door at 1am this morning because the rain was lashing down and the thunder was rumbling so I wasn't asleep - the air was pleasingly fresh. Quite warm indoors this evening, even though I have the window open, as there isn't much of a breeze... smiley - tea

I got a surprise today when a card arrived smiley - biggrin Thank you for the photos. I'm particularly impressed by the fluffy thing - almost bigger than a kitten, but I can imagine it is a comforting toy for smiley - cat to play with smiley - biggrin


SQ and BB

Post 2283

Bluebottle

As far as I can tell, the university rotates around Timetabling, while every other department has to make their needs secondary...

Oh, you've had rain? We still haven't had any this week though the forecast is that we're supposed to have some tonight at last - and the storms that will drop temperatures back into the 20s.

Glad you got the card - Thank You once again for the smiley - catsmiley - gift - though today smiley - blackcat has been lying on the bathroom floor as it is the coolest part of our home.

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SQ and BB

Post 2284

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Ah, yes that makes sense smiley - laughsmiley - erm

Fascinating the difference in the weather - since St Swithun's day we have only had a handful of rain-free days here. Another good thunderstorm this evening, with torrential rain again - there was thunder and a rainbow earlier, though, which was an unusual combination smiley - rainbow

My pleasure to give smiley - blackcat a little treat smiley - biggrin Glad smiley - cat has found a relatively cool place to lie, and hopefully the thunderstorm is not too disturbing when it arrives.

I had to retune the TV this evening, and seem to have lost the channel Dave (although Dave ja vu is fine) smiley - huh Might be something to do with the storm, or it might need retuning again... Always random what channels appear when I retune - before today I had three different BBC1 channels, but now I only have two, which is sufficient smiley - laugh


SQ and BB

Post 2285

Bluebottle

We've finally had some rain just now!
The BBC South Today programme has been saying how it is unprecedented to have six days in a row over 34 degrees. Rivers and reservoirs are low with talks of hosepipe bans - I don't know if you've seen this news story next to the dinosaur museum:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-hampshire-53755710/isle-of-wight-lake-fish-gasping-for-air-in-low-water

I've been trying to avoid tuning as in odd weather conditions you can lose channels. Still, it is better than the old days when there were only 4 channels and French telly ghosted in the background of ITV on sunny days.

It is a bit cooler at last, so I'm debating going out for a run and wondering whether I'd be rained on. People say daft things like 'running in the rain is refreshing' - but only people who don't wear glasses... I still like to be able to see where I'm going.

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