Last week, I ordered a pair of warmups online and was asked to fill out the store's customer satisfaction survey afterwards. Everything was good, except I dinged them on "delivery/tracking" because I was never able to get tracking information on my package. Sheesh, I got an unexpected lengthy personalized response in less than 12 hours.
Yesterday, I e-mailed the help desk at my tutoring management site over some troubles with the online tools. Again, I got a speedy personalized response. Well, the problem's not resolved yet, but there's much to be said for a quick response.
Speaking of tuting, I finished up with Son of Cookie Lady and The Princess this week. Their tests were yesterday. Son of Cookie Lady was an interesting student. He's on the autism spectrum and is very intelligent, but sometimes gets lost in tedium. He repeatedly impressed me with his grasp of deeper meanings, but then would turn around and say something like, "Why do they ask that question? I wouldn't ask that question. I would ask..." or "Why do they use this word this time, but another word on that other question?" I'm interested to learn how he did, and wonder where he will be twenty to thirty years from now.
So I'm looking forward to more time for family and school and grateful to be financially able to cut back on work. I've said "No" three times in three weeks! I'm having fun playing with the new camera and taking some sloth tips from Reese.
|Reese says, "Lovin' my new chunk o' driftwood!"|
It was also nice to enjoy a short but sweet visit from brother Guano this week, and grateful that he was able to check on our elderly parents too.
The fall weather continues to be wonderful. A friend of mine, who enjoys running, has been nursing an injury for two weeks and hasn't been able to enjoy the lovely running conditions. She's grumpy, but as she says, the bright side is "My Halloween costume is making itself!", reminding me that I'm grateful to be able to play outside.