Monday, September 24
We left the house thinking, “so this is autumn”. We were both wearing thick autumn coats and still not feeling warm. It felt extraordinary to think that one week ago I had been walking to work in a cardigan.
In the morning I prepared this week’s classes, adding material to Its Learning, and breaking down the sessions into a series of ten-minutes steps. I also finished making some more installations of OpenSim, with scenery included.
At 12:00 I went to see Kirsti in TAIK, which was the start of a productive afternoon. I got my keys for the doctoral research room, and I was given a bookcase of my own. I was taken through the presentation that I need to make at the inspection next month where I am standing in for Stefan. Then I got the final piece of the Aalto online fandango in place when I gained access to the Onni web system.
Back at Arcada I had a long phone conversation with Anne, who is in Aalto in Otaniemi, who has now understood my invoices and promised to rush them through. I also had an interesting conversation with Jutta.
I got to the metro station just as the train arrived so I leapt in at the front instead of walking to the rear. The result is that I am walking through Itäkeskus to the bus, and I am stopping outside Expert to see if it is still alive. I read last week that the Swedish owners have gone into liquidation, but this is complicated by the fact that a lot of the stores are owned by franchisees. This one is still going.
When I get home I will spend an hour or more cleaning moss off the roof by standing on a ladder and manipulating a rake in a specialised manner. I will then go indoors and spend forty minutes ironing, before settling down to read for thirty minutes and then going to bed.