Things I don’t know

Last week, I did a post on Things I Know. Today it’s all the things I don’t know. It has the makings of a bit of bitch fest at the moment because I am utterly annoyed/irritated/having-an-Anger-from-Inside-Out-head-exploding-moment with my kids school intranet system (and really, the school in general).

Let’s get started, shall we?

  • I can’t log into the school grade book, aka PowerSchool. It says my account does not exist. It existed last year. I have 3 logins, for 3 separate school-related websites, none of which exist in one place, or work on a regular basis. I’ve had it with this school. Their ‘technology’ is crap, and repeated emails to someone in their tech department simply go unanswered. So this has been me for the last two weeks trying to find out if my kids are flunking out of school:io_anger_standard2


  • The teachers would email me if they were flunking out right? Right??
  • School field trips should only be initiated by teachers who know what they are doing. Especially when it involves a trip finishing at 6:30 on the night before the school play when half of said teenagers are IN the school play and need to be at the final rehearsal that starts at 4.
  • Especially when the said teenagers idea (and initially teacher approved idea) is to ‘just get an Uber’ from the film studio back to school. On what planet I would ever go along with that plan, I do not know. The teacher finally sorted out transportation after parent complaints.
  • And by the way, Monday afternoon, I’ll let you know that the kids need to have a proper government issued ID – aka passport, drivers license – to get into the field trip at the film studio {because they are shooting Star Wars there and all}. Nothing like notice! Especially when your teenagers passport is with the UK Home Office in the visa renewal process.
  • Good thing you kept a copy of the passport on your laptop. {time for another Anger moment}
  • The line at the post – which on a good day takes 20 minutes minimum – has now stretched to epic proportions because it’s ‘the holidays’. 40 minutes. For-ty minutes the other day. And I wasn’t even mailing anything Christmas related {yet}.
  • The construction/design company we met with this past summer for our kitchen remodel, has now said (when we asked to set up a measurement/estimate meeting) that they don’t do ‘the eastside’, where our house is located, which we told them this summer. That’s an Anger moment times a million because I had actually been planning to just get two estimates and go with this company because I liked them better. Now, back to square one (and do I really even want to bother at this point? I may have to regroup on the ‘kitchen remodel’ next week, because right now I’m not feeling particularly charitable, in case you hadn’t guessed. see ANGER)

I could go on and on, the things I don’t know this week seem to be pretty big. Instead, I think I’ll get on the tube and spend the morning starting at abstract art at the RA, and lose myself in the drips of Jackson Pollock and the paint swathes of Clyfford Still.

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