I just realized that it has been something like a month since I last properly updated this thing, but I can assure you that I have an excuse, or at the very least, an explanation.
I’ll break it up into sections in order to better explain what, within their respective weeks, distracted me from doing the individual weekly updates that I had been keeping up with up until October 28th.
First missed week: My bad. I was planning to do it at the end of the day on Thursday but ended up doing some mopping and transcribing of an interview instead. I didn’t worry about it too much though, because I expected to be able to get it done at work the following day. That wasn’t going to happen though, because unlike my home province of Ontario, Remembrance Day is a statutory holiday. I didn’t end up going to work the next day and I planned for the blog entry to roll over to the following Monday.
Second missed week: Slightly less my bad. All of the blog entries I’ve done in the past were written while digitizing cassettes with Audacity in the background. The problem is that the Audacity computer I usually use was in unavailable to me as Sarah was putting together the next issue of Them Days, a process that can only be done with software exclusive to the computer I’m usually digitizing cassettes on. Instead of doing the cassette tapes I spent my time typing up some primary documents, cutting out newspaper articles for the archives and transcribing an interview; a process which took me the full week. Without the usual downtime that comes with digitizing cassette tapes it totally slipped my mind that I had not one, but two blog updates I should probably do. I only remembered once the weekend had begun, and decided that I’d have to give a good recap of my busy week on the Monday.
Third missed week: Totally not my bad. I was supposed to be on house manager duty the following week, but because of a bunch of issues in the old schedule I was shifted back a week in order to accommodate the fixes. Looking after a tiny house with eleven young adults living in it is surprisingly time-consuming, so blog entries didn’t really enter my mind over the course of the entire week.
See? It was just a series of unfortunate circumstances totally beyond my control and now that I’ve explained myself I’m in the clear. Clean slate.
Well, I’m glad to have that off my chest, and I’ll be sure to update again with a more orthodox entry by the end of the week.