Another good week is in the books. It started out with arctic temperatures, but ended up in the 50's with us wanting more snow.
Yesterday, I was sitting here drawing and Magnum kept rounding people up to go see a baby golden eagle out behind our house. I was all, "pffffftttt... baby eagle. Probably just a hawk". Finally, I had to go check and By Gum! I think he was right.
Not quite a baby, but not full grown either. Probably an adolescent recently booted from the nest. We could see it really well with the pornographic binoculars, but my camera is crap. A non-crap camera is tops on my "want" list.
And speaking of kids booted from the nest, Chaco FINALLY goes back to the dorm this weekend. Was that a long break or what?! He's been out since mid-December, and has been climbing the walls the last couple of weeks. We had to knock him out and remove four big teeth just to liven things up for him. So, once again, I'm glad his university is right here in town and that getting him back there is relatively easy. I'm also glad he badly wants to go back. So far, so good grade-wise.
Also this week, one of the local high schools contacted me about doing some training for their Juniors. This school is in an "underprivileged" district, and it was so refreshing to meet with educators and administrators that really have a passion for their work. On top of that, one of the teachers I met ended up hiring me to tutor her daughter over the next few weeks. Cool!
Over the last few weeks, I'd been buried in paperwork dealing with rewards programs, changing insurance agents, rebates, and the like. This week, all of our refunds, rewards, and rebates came flooding in. Yay for fat checks! Sometimes, I think these companies bank on people just not wanting to do the paperwork. Sorry to disappoint them. Not.