Tuesday, August 5, 2008

It's finally a little cooler

Although I'm not complaining since it is after all, summer, I'm relieved that the temperature has dropped at least 10 degrees since the weekend. Luckily most of our Saturday "to do" list was working in our basement so we could avoid the 100 + degrees outside. We really appreciate the lack of cement on our farm as we saw the temperature at the North Platte airport was 107 degrees.

The library computer center was incredibly busy yesterday. Not only were our 12 computers in use most of the day, but we had a higher than normal number of people needing assistance with what they were doing on the computers. I do enjoy the busyness of helping people but did it all have to come at once? If I wasn't assisting someone in person, I was on the phone helping people find phone numbers. It is frustrating that several companies will not provide telephone numbers in the contact information on their websites.

Today, the computer center is slow. I'm assuming that people are enjoying being outside since the weather service is reporting 76 degrees. This gives me a breather and time to work further on our computer class materials. Our computer classes will start again in September. Since we pay a subscription to Custom Guide, we are trying to adapt their materials to teach our classes, rather than writing the classes from scratch. Microsoft Office 2007's ribbon has certainly been a challenge to adjust to after using the menus of previous versions.

Back to the grindstone

1 comment:

SchwesterGaga said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! Can't wait to read more!