Just been cleaning up dog vomit. What is wrong with dogs and the eating of the grass impulse followed by the vomit dance? At least they give you notice with that wolp, wolp, wolp sound that precedes the actual projectile. That way I can make sure to move the dog so that the vomit will come out on an easily cleanable surface. I'd understand more if he vomited after snarfling up a turd, but it's always the grass that does it.
More irritation today in the form of a dead battery. Oh wait, a ten month old dead battery that only came with a 90 day warranty that cost $150 and will not hold a charge anymore. We are probably at fault for this only starting it up once every couple of weeks. We've left the van in the garage for most of the summer so we don't have to move it all the time for street sweeping. That was a bad plan I now see in retrospect. I went and bought a battery charger but even it won't work on a super dead battery (which they don't tell you in the instructions, but they cheerfully inform you when you call the help line.) So another $60 I'm out.
The school just emailed me and asked if I would work all of the 4 days off I have left this month. I'm gonna do it but it means 14 days in a row, seven teaching hours a day. Any teacher readers out there will certainly recoil at the thought. I started a new group yesterday and one of the students does that weird speech shadowing thing where they mouth everything that I say while I'm saying it. If you've ever interacted with someone like this, you'll know exaclty what I mean. It is so distracting, but I don't think the student is really even aware of it. It's probably the 4th or 5th student I've had with this tic.
One bright spot today is that I finally got a little bit of unemployment insurance money. It's a good thing I didn't really need it to eat with that money with how long it takes. I stopped working the 18 of June and got some money finally today. (Two weeks didn't count though because I was in California.)
I need a big thunderstorm to cheer me up. We've got the severe thunderstorm watch, so maybe we will get one. Later y'all, I'm gonna go skywatching now. Just ignore this last bit EAVB_LRTWMSPTVM