I've also been learning things like corporate strategies for blogging, and government strategies for "cyber terrorism." (Which to me means fighting off popups, spam, and large quantities of porn, but am guessing they mean something different).
Busy, busy. Tonight am gonna call social security and let them know that the form they sent me doesn't ask for my income information, like they said it would. Am also planning to call up a couple of numbers that may hopefully be able to help me with my health. Also should pester Tim about what's going on with trying to get me insurance, and to make sure he's still planning on having me in Monday instead of Tuesday next week. (Yay for all-nighters and Denny's! ee)
Yesterday was a busy day. A very busy day. After not much sleep (couple hours), had worked for 7-some hours, and came home to find my acceptance letter to Montgomery College. (^*^) I immediately called them up (there was a missing paper that was supposed to be attached), and they got me the phone numbers and information I'd need to take care of everything.
I created a login to their website, printed out the financial aid forms and filled them out, and looked over the classes. I called up my parents and got them to fax me a copy of my diploma, which thanks to eFax, I was able to receive in my email, convert to a JPEG, and upload to my website. Did not figure out how to print the thing from Linux (not through Firefox, anyways), but when I got to the college to talk to people and submit my paperwork, they allowed me to print it off my website from there. hee
So now all my financial aid paperwork is in (which was due by the coming Monday, so that's good), and I talked a bit with a school councilor person. He gave me some packets of information, and I signed up for an orientation next Thursday evening to go over all the stuff and be prepared to sign up for classes. I'm going to probably be signing up for English, Math, and two other classes to become a full-time student. It shouldn't be too hard to work that around my work schedule (especially since my work schedule is pretty flexible).
And once I've got all my classes and schedules worked out, I should be going to school starting August 29. (^*^)! This makes me so incredibly happy.. the thought of going to school, finally. It almost makes me cry. I've been really wanting to do something with my life for so long, and as soon as I was looking at the possibilities, I got laid off from my job, and my Lyme disease systems started actively manifesting.
It's been two years now, and while I still have to work at trying to help out my health, I have new hope at the prospect of starting my education, and really getting on the path I'd like to be on.
* correction of inhomogeneity of the magnetic field produced by the main magnet of an NMR system due to imperfections in the magnet or the presence of external ferromagnetic objects. Generally carried out by adjusting the current in the shim coils while observing an FID (or the Fourier transformed signal).
** # a pressing or urgent situation; "the health-care exigency"
# emergency: a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency"