Monday, October 19, 2009

Now that wasn't so bad...

...for a Monday! Today was almost pleasant even! Again, I had 5 kids out, leaving me with 20 little darlings. My good buddy, TN, actually fell asleep at rest time, which gave me about 45 minutes of peace. It helped that the other PITA, AM, was out today. Last Friday, TN was out, so I only had to deal with AM. It was really nice of them to trade off like that, wasn't it?

It just occurred to me that I haven't really posted about TN, have I? I think last week was the first time I mentioned him. Because I keep such long and detailed anecdotal records about him, I think I mistakenly thought I had been sharing all these things with you guys. Obviously, I haven't, but I'll have to share the details another day. I just don't have the energy tonight. Let me just reiterate, he makes last year's Twin Boy look like an angel!!

The reason I'm drained tonight is because I had to make an unexpected trip downtown this afternoon after school. I had been told that I could fax an unofficial copy of my transcripts to my new school, then send them the official (sealed) copy later through the mail. Well, for the hell of it, I called the university this afternoon from school to check on how that worked, and to let them know I'd be faxing my transcripts from school. The lovely woman I spoke to informed me that, yes, I can fax first, then mail the others, however the official transcripts had to be there TODAY by midnight. WTF?!?! Thank GOD I called this afternoon, or I would have really screwed the whole thing up. (I would have had to wait 5 weeks for the next session to start, which wouldn't be so bad, except that Nov. 1 tuition goes up by $2,000, and I certainly couldn't let THAT happen!!)

My only option was to drive the official transcripts to their office downtown. Oh, joy. Getting there wasn't so bad. I was able to get downtown in about 15 minutes from school, but then I drove around for nearly half an hour just to find somewhere to park. If you're at all interested in the latest parking meter fiasco here in ChiTown, go here. I finally found a metered spot, put my $3.50 in the machine (for the first hour!!) and started hauling ass to the building, 3 blocks away. I was trying to hurry because I was hoping to beat the rush hour traffic. Yeah...not so much... I took me about an hour to get home.

The good news is that I was in and out of the office in less than 10 minutes. The bad news is I was supposed to bring a copy of my teaching certificate with me. Crap!! The woman I talked to never told me that! Luckily, the man I spoke to in the office told me I could email a copy to them. But, of course, it had to get there BEFORE MIDNIGHT! I was so irritated be the time I got home, I just wanted to lie down. Unfortunately, I had to get right online and send in the certificate, as well as the payment agreement. After a very frustrating half hour of not being able to figure out how the freak to send a copy of my damn certificate, Stud finally came and showed my how to take a screen shot of the certificate, and then attach it to an email. I just hope they get everything in time. The one nice thing about email is that you have an automatic "receipt" of sending things in your sent file.

OK, I've finished my bitching for the night. Dancing with the Stars is starting, so I need to go!


karen gerstenberger said...

I'm glad to hear that you got your paperwork in on time - you are so smart to check and double-check bureaucracies! Have fun with your stars tonight.

Lakeland Jo said...

that sounds like one stressful day- especially the bit about emailing the certificate before midnight!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Congrats on furthering your are a real Go-Getter!!!
That must be exhausting. :)

Clippy Mat said...

just reading your blog as i watch dwts. ;-)
what a hassle. those are the sort of things that make me grind my teeth and get very annoyed. and then i swear.
then when i get home i drink.
but we won't go there :-)