We did student midterm evaluations yesterday. I have to say here, since there is nowhere else in my life where I can say it, that I got really good evaluations from my students. My sons assured me that they were just sucking up.

After class, I went to Client #3’s place again to fight with her computer, or rather to work on her website. The Computer Guy was working on it from the other end. After a couple of hours, it wouldn’t cooperate with me. I called said Computer Guy, and he told me I had to get out of there because he really needed to get his stuff done.

I was the one working in the client’s place of business, of course, doing things she can understand. Overall, she took it pretty well. However, I agreed (after rehearsal last night) not to get back in until I get the all clear, so it is very likely that I will be working on it this weekend.

Since the site was supposed to be completed in September, has already been paid for, and needs to be working for her big annual conference in one week, the client is experiencing some stress. I told her about Client #4’s webmaster, whom I have been asking to install analytics at her catalog since July. Yesterday I asked him for the seventh or eight time and he responded by explaining that I needed to set up an account and send him the code — which I’ve done. I have in fact sent the code to him four times now. I did it again. This morning I still have no data.

Is it useful to the client to explain that she’s working with an industry in which being late is the norm and completely ignoring clients is quite common, so she’s actually getting unusually good service? Possibly not.

After being kicked out, I went to get a haircut. The hairdresser said to me, “My generation — I don’t know about your generation –” I was a bit surprised, since I thought she was just a few years older than I am. Nope. She is one year younger, but apparently identifies more with my son, whose hair she also cut, than with me.

Lots of work to do today, and possibly also tomorrow. TGIF!