Whenever you think that things couldn’t possibly get more busy/stressful/expensive/whatever, they do! Here’s the deal, I posted a few weeks ago that our semester had started and that I was teaching four classes; it turns out that I’ll be teaching five!
A student came last week saying she failed a class in 2005 and she wants to come sit for the class again. The thing is that it’s my favorite area, and I’m really the only one at the school who can teach it. The course is Operating Systems II, basically Unix/Linux system administration. It’s not really terrible, it’s just bad timing because we’re already in the fifth week of classes.
Also, there are no notes for the class; all I have is a ten-week course outline. The final exams take place in about five weeks from now. Oh, and she has a job in Nairobi, so she is only free one day a week, a day which I already have two lectures. She came yesterday and asked me if I would give her some notes for the class so she could read them at home. Haha, what notes? I’ll be making those, along with the notes for my other new class, the day before each lecture!
Add on my other responsibilities at the college and then my chores at the house: buying food, cooking food, cleaning, washing clothes. When will I ever have time to watch Scrubs?
I guess that’s just life.