November 19th, 2019

2019-11-19 Tuesday morning

It's raining quite busily outside, but the forecast for Hillsboro calls for it to taper off soon. So I can expect to need my raincoat for my morning commute. My work commute (via the 48 bus on Cornell) entails a total of about 45 minutes of walking per day, which I like - although I do look forward to having a driveable car again one day.

Yesterday I had a phone interview for an internal job opening - I'm currently working at Green Hills Semiconductor as a contractor, but I think they may be interested in hiring me on, and this interview was for an IT support position similar to what I'm doing now. I think the interview went well, and I'm looking forward to hearing back from the company about possible next steps.

I'm working my way through the Book of Genesis, chapter by chapter, and I've started writing some remarks (it would sound grandiose to call it a "commentary") on the book. Hoping to get another chapter done tonight after work. The project is still very much a work in progress, but you can read what I've got so far here:

[EDIT: Fixed link.]

In January I'm set to start online classes at Portland Community College. I'll be taking a two-year program in CIS (to earn certificates in Cybersecurity and Microsoft Server Administration), plus lower-division credits in mathematics: Calculus 2, Calculus 3, Linear Algebra (all of which I've taken and passed before, but I need a refresher), and Differential Equations.

2019-11-19 Tuesday evening

The neighboring apartment complex likes to irrigate its grounds with sprinklers that water not only the grass but also a good stretch of the sidewalk. That's one thing in the summertime, but when it's 48 Fahrenheit and been raining all day, it's a bit much.

Anyway, I made it through my homebound commute without getting sprinkled on by natural or artificial means. Relaxed after work with a sinfully indulgent Starbucks frappuccino.

Haven't heard back yet from Simply Mac; I'll probably give 'em a call tomorrow morning for a status update. For tonight: vacuum the carpet, sort papers, polish shoes, read a little Genesis, work some math, get to bed early.