Can’t believe (I mean, of course I can, but still) that you didn’t get paternity leave. Not that I’d get any either. Stupid.
I’m not positive, because my Employee Handbook is at the office, but I believe the policy is that for births in which there are no complications, we are permitted to use up to 3 days of excused absence time for paternity leave. Any additional time must be taken from our vacation allotment or be unpaid.
We only accrue 8 days of excused absence time over the course of a year, so 3 days is a big chunk.
Before kids, instead of using excused absence time for doctors visits, I would work late or on the weekends to make up the time. Post-kids that’s not so easy, so I rarely have much balance.
I won’t be tagging anyone. But you’re always welcome to post your own list regardless of your tag status.
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!
- The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
- The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
- Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
- The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough
- Rose by Martin Cruz Smith
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
- The Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald Sobol
- The Fall of Berlin by Anthony Read and David Fisher
monkeyfrog replied to your photo “We’re saying goodbye to this bad boy today. It took longer than I had…”
WTF is that? A furnace?
brevetcaptain replied to your photo “We’re saying goodbye to this bad boy today. It took longer than I had…”
Is that a furnace? wow.
donthenerd replied to your photo “We’re saying goodbye to this bad boy today. It took longer than I had…”
Watch out for the Borg that is connected to the collective. Set your phaser to automatically retune to a random setting after each discharge.
Technically, it’s a boiler. I’m pretty sure that it’s original to the house, which would make it 40 years old.
I went out a couple weeks ago and got a fire extinguisher to keep nearby because I was almost positive it wasn’t going to make it to today with out bursting into flames. The whole box is scorched.
Don, I gave your advice to the technicians who showed up this morning. but they only went down there with wrenches. Pray for them.
Tell him about Hart Lee Dykes and Ken Sims and Eugene Chung. Tell him about Tony Eason, Hugh Millen, and MacPherson and 1-15 and 2-14 (twice!). Tell him. Tell him it will never be as good as Tom Brady ever again. And that we should relish this. Even 6-2.
Ack! I can barely bring myself to think of those days. But you’re right, of course. All young Patriots fans should learn about Hugh Millen.
Hmmm…Brevetcaptain arrived there yesterday…
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were those damn generating power or just for irrigation/flood control? And will the salmon be able to return up stream? Cool stuff, btw, with the bridges and dams. MOAR PLZ.
They were hydroelectric dams built in 1913 and 1926, but generated a pretty insignificant amount of power for today’s standards. The main impetus of the project is to get the salmon to return. Hopefully it will turn out as expected.
Regarding Jon’s earlier post (and the rather good Salon article), when I was in the 5th grade, I was introduced sentence diagramming, and I thought it was awesome. Here was a way to disassemble sentences, analyze the components, and create a new structure to support the original constitution.1 I was engaged. Grammar was now interesting.
Then, for the 6th grade, I moved to a new town. The schools didn’t teach diagramming. I asked my English teacher why, and although I don’t remember her exact response, it was something akin to patting me on the head and telling me not to worry myself about it. Anyway, boring.
I’ve always thought that I learned much more about grammar in that one year than any other several years combined.
1 Pun intended
I got a postcard from Jon!
Unfortunately, it’s seen better days. Kathy found it this afternoon amidst the snow in the front yard, and it looks like it was probably there since yesterday.
I need to start having people include “in the mailbox” in the address.
Still, it’s much appreciated.