Staying Dry (and Cold) in Oregon
If you're curious about how yesterday went for me, there is a backdated entry
talking about it. (Short version: power failure around the time I would have written something for LJ.)( Repairing the wind damageCollapse )( Playing computer gamesCollapse )( Salem HamfairCollapse )
Lisa sent me over to her father's house this evening to see if the internet had come back, which it had or else you wouldn't be reading this. There wasn't much urgent in the mail today, although we should expect (I hope) to finally
get a formal announcement from CWSFA soon about the various grants we decided to issue back last November. I also discovered that I must have lost the source WinWord file from the SFSFC SMOFCon Scholarship application form in a disk failure I had a while back, because it's not on either my laptop or my work desktop machine. CWSFA wanted the source file because we expect to offer a similar sort of scholarship to send a Western Canadian conrunner or two to ConComCon
this June, and they wanted to adapt the application form for their use. We have the PDF, but we'll have to recreate the form from scratch rather than being able to modify the source file. I also hope the CWSFA webmaster will be able to make a web-form for submissions. Most of the SFSFC scholarship applications are received through the web form, not the paper application.
Meanwhile, it's darn cold here, although not as cold as it is in Winnipeg. (John Mansfield gave me a call while Lisa was driving us to the Hamfest, and told me it was down to -40 there. He started translating the earlier cold temps out of Celsius -- As I hope you all know, -40 is the same in both systems -- and I said, "Don't bother; remember, I speak Metric.") It's a good thing there was no moisture in this storm, or else we'd probably have several feet of snow drifted up around us. Some ice fell off a vehicle in front of our trailer a couple of days ago, and the chunks of ice were still there this afternoon. Current Mood: cold