Sea-Lift is Here!

Sunday, August 26, 2007
Yahoo! The Sea-Lift arrived early this morning (like 2:00 am) and started unloading around 8:00 am. And my order is on it! Yes! I can have canned peaches and peanut-butter toasts soon!

Went down to the docks (well.. the break water area where the barges are unloaded) and sure enough, my name and order was on the manifest list. I have two crates of dry goods coming in. Now, how big these crates are, I have no idea, but I will be taking pictures of them for sure when they get delivered here later on today (for 80$ ... not bad I guess.. better than me having to drag them back to my unit).

Today the weather is a little chilly out, summer I think is officially over, and its drizzly and grey outside ... but at least it’s not pouring rain.

Still planning out my first media module (Media & Me) where I'm going to (hopefully) get my students to examine what media is, what their media habits are and the main types of media that we come across - tv, radio, newspaper, and hopefully (if I can find the cameras .. if there are any, a couple of lessons on basic photography skills so they are ready for the next module). It’s kinda sad, no one in the school knows where anything was put at the end of last year. So I’m hoping that a lot of my students have their own camera that they can bring in and use to do the photography sections of the course. If not, i’ll have to improvise and find some pictures on line for them to work with.

i’ve been scouring the net trying to find funds and grants for technology... but haven’t really found anything yet .. hopefully I’ll stumble across a program somewhere that might be able to get me some funding so I can at least purchase some basic technology equipment ... and if not, looks like I might just write to corporations to see if they can help out in anyway.


missus bean said...

For $80 delivery I suspect that you are going to have more dry goods than you know what to do with ;)

Way Way Up said...

Hi Kendra, love the blog. I'm going to add it to my sidebar. See you at work tomorrow.

Kara and Matt said...

Welcome to blogging in the Arctic! Enjoy your sealift- we are still waiting for our stuff to arrive on the next barge. This is the best time of the year!

Kennie said...

Thanks Kara and Matt - it felt like Christmas over here! I had completely forgotten what I ordered .. it was way better than any survival or care pack I ever received in university. Now I just need to figure out where I'm going to put all of this stuff... :-)

towniebastard said...

Just wait until you discover the joys of going to the post office and there is a *gasp* package for you. It's better than drugs.

Chapters/Amazon will likely own your soul in the next couple of months. You'll start ordering stuff just for the buzz of going to the post office and having things waiting for you.

Oh, and welcome to the North.