social distance diaries: Day 3

*note, these are always a day behind and are intended to keep me grounded with reality

6:30am back at it…

8-10 work work work online…
lots of med faculty and students signing on to chat for help -I think this means people are settling in to their new normal
students asking for procedural stuff re: library closures
[simultaneously, get back to working on a review I need to finish]

10-10:30 – took a break, yoga quickie, calls

11 work on review

11:45 -12:15 social distancing with coworkers online

12:30 lunch

1 back on chat… how to explain that we don’t have laptops for every student… lots of questions about returning books by mail if they’re not returning to campus next semester (we’ve waived fees but these students are probably graduating)
lots of emailing to find answers to questions I can’t answer

2:30 – 3 break for walk

3:15 learned one of the students from earlier got a laptop 🙂

5 – called it done. Made a lot of eggplant curry for the next few days (also, my freezer is now overstocked with pre-made meals.)

Around 8:30 I had a bit of a panic attack over my mom and gran and their health in general. It was hard to come down from it.

in the meantime, my insta stories are getting more action than ever…

 

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social distance diaries: Day 2

so this is my new normal.

6:30am wake up, coffee, don’t make the bed because the cats have taken over…

7am search for a foldable laptop/tray table because if this is my new normal, I need a better solution than working on my lap [I have a desk, but I need a dedicated work station for work brain]

8am sign on to work work work the chat service for the next two hours

9am get my ire up because local uni (NSU) is still letting students hang out in the library, where staff are required to work (local news is reporting that NSU has 6 COVID student cases and many more in the county)

9:50am try to explain to student that we don’t have hotspots for every student 😦 [in-need students were identified for first dibs]

10:30am we have a tray table!

12-1pm lunch and google hangout with coworker

1:45pm learn we’ve gone remote through end of term and maybe into the summer

2pm zoom zoom zoom meeting with department folks

3pm took a walk and a quick workout for the sake of moving and deep breathing

3:30pm lots of texting with staff that I didn’t get to connect with earlier

4pm get back to reading for reviews and emailing

call it quits at 5.

dinner and finish the night with more reading for reviews

 

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social distance diaries: day 1

a snapshot of my day thus far

*officially went remote for work

started with the usual – feed the cats, coffee & biscotti, make the bed, etc…

2 hours of working the library’s online chat service

schedule online meetings with department to catch up tomorrow

drive to work to take care of remote staff needs

[stop by Whole Foods for cereal and cookies because I ran out of the first and craved the second]

back home after taking care of business

lunch and panic call with mom

meeting and emails

walk and quick workout to get the jitters out

more emails and a quick check-in meeting on updates to our services that needs to go live ASAP

phone meeting on library-wide situation

heat up dinner because we’re meal prepping again

get to work reading review books that I’ve been too mentally drained to read 😦

I’m checking in on Insta stories throughout the day. Expect #quarantinecats and mental health walks.

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on a side note, I posted my February reads 🙂

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