Saturday, March 21, 2009

Day 13 Report


I Twittered about this briefly (see sidebar to the right): I actually wrote three pages of new text today, and I think that's pretty darn cool. I also completed Table 1: Participant Demographics. None of this was rocket science, but as I always say: starting the writing process is always the toughest part for me. So glad the start of all of this is over! All in all, that was a good way to end The Two Weeks.

I've determined that I'm going to write two results chapters and then a final implications/discussion chapter. That will be six total, instead of five. It's not going to involve any additional writing beyond what I had originally thought, but this is simply a way to just break it all down into more manageable chunks.

I rewarded myself by setting up both the screened porch (back of the house) and the un-screened porch (front of the house). That involved sweeping off the floors, washing down the furniture (I don't think I did that last spring, so it was sorta gross), hanging up the bamboo sun shades (screen porch only), putting down the outdoor rug (screen porch only), and finally moving the furniture into Their Proper Places. I'm looking forward to our second spring and third summer here at Chesterley. Best of all, I expect I'll spend many a day cranking out pages and pages on that screened porch.

I think I'm going to take tomorrow off. I think I deserve it, and mentally I need a day to just veg out before returning to Work again on Monday.



lemming said...

What do Chester and Moose think of the changes?

Go go relaxation time.

Just don't get too relaxed.

Anonymous said...

Will you publish your blog as part of the appendix in the dissertation...just asking? ..sorry for the gross comment least it shows that I am reading your work...Smile...hope you relaxed.
xo mom

Rob said...

Lemm, Moose immediately took the hose away from me and asked me to set up the Water Table in the back yard. It's a plastic table with a tub in it containing a bunch of water toys. It's his fave. He could care less about the porch: it's all about the water table. Chester, well, I think he's pleased to have us playing with him outside some more.

Mom, there's nothing in the blog that relates to the actual content of the dissertation, so it's not going to be included. This is all about the process, not the product. Thanks for reading! Let's just keep medical issues to ourselves, shall we? ;-)

Anonymous said...

I got it !