Hi! (I feel like I am missing an inside joke. Pat, how are my name and your drunkenness related?)
Eric PM'd me--I swear I'm not Googling my own name! I'm around, but trying to focus. Things are very stressful here. I had to take on a lot of work that I previously had been sending to freelancers, and now there are rumors that my entire program will be eliminated in an enormous round of budget cuts later in the year. So I'm having to do a lot of work to try to prevent that from happening. Bad times for schools. Meanwhile I applied for another job (I mentioned it here last month) but that's moving at a snail's pace, so there probably won't be any news on that for a month or so. But I'm still employed for now, so that puts me ahead of a lot of other people, and for that I'm grateful.