The feeling of accomplishment that follows leaving a campsite with all the jobs done and on the road again was quickly mitigated by us realising that we had not collected our mail. In the excitement of my presentation yesterday we forgot… so here we are at the little shopping centre waiting for Australia Post to open… so I am taking advantage of the time space to write this reflection on the last week and especially yesterday.
Yesterday went well as those of you who follow http://thelatedeveloper.wordpress.com will know. My supervisors are happy with the way it went and now we await the panel’s comments, incorporate them or discuss their merits, resubmit the document and then they will or not send it to the Office of Research and Higher Degrees who will confirm or not my application to be a PhD Candidate! So it is not the end of that road yet. What a process. Anyway I am ahead with ethics applications and permissions from Faculty to collect data from students… Inshallah, that will go well and the students will all want to participate in the project!
The BAM (Beach, Art, Music) music at BITS (Boyne Island Tannum Sands) went very well. Amongst other things I sold the 1906 Singer sewing machine that we salvaged from a dump. What a surprise to get $50 for it! The machine itself was pretty good, even had a needle in place but the wooden cabinet was so dead we left it, the wrought iron sides were not complete either but the treadle mechanism was in top condition. A good profit there, the dump man was so sorry for Alan who didn’t want it at all and complained and resisted, that he didn’t charge us for it!
Then Agnes Water was a bit quiet and we were exhausted, got there at midnight – Bam was a 2-7pm market. We still sold a bit and were able to pay the top-ups on the houses and the other bills so all good. A lovely few days at Workman’s Beach followed, Bella especially enjoyed the beach and chasing sticks in the waves. I even managed to have a swim, how good was that. I did have to do lots of stuff on my presentation, Shirley had been overseas and was very busy so there was a bit of last minute stuff to do. http://thelatedeveloper.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/a-case-study-of-novice-first-year-education-students-experience-in-writing-and-thinking-a-comparative-analysis-in-the-context-of-transition-pedagogy/ is the link to the blog post… with links to the documents in Google docs. Later I might make them public. Hope you can open them. I had another adventure with technology.
Had to download Office 365 to open my original powerpoint, so now everything seems to have gone into Office 1913 – hope you can all access the docs… have given them in pdf I think except the powerpoint. Anyway all still a work in progress.
Al is back from the post where the stuff hadn’t arrived… so we are on the road again.