Day 3, Wednesday. Kids back to school, but buses running late so off to a late start today.
7:00am: Wake up, coffee. Wait with son at bus stop until 7:45 (bus 30 minutes late)
To 8:30am: Shower, dress, eat.
To 9:00am: Check email, pack
To 10:00am: Stop at dry cleaners, post office on way to office
10:00am: Arrive at office at last.
To 11:30am: Check emails, respond to request for input from dean, update faculty on issues, deal with departmental fax machine, schedule meetings
11:30am-1:0pm: Train interns and compose email to on-line submission system designer.
1:00pm-2:00pm: Chat with previous chair, fight fires, emails, phone calls.
2:00pm-3:00pm: Conference call with journal production desk regarding transition, and follow-up emails
3:00pm-3:15pm: Phone conversation with colleague from another college
3:15pm-3:30pm: Email class about assignments for tomorrow
3:30pm: Depart office
To 4:10pm: Pick up tennis rackets to string from tennis center
4:20pm-6:00pm: Watch kids basketball games
6:00-7:00pm: Dinner with family
7:00-9:30pm: Send emails to kids teachers, eBay people, departmental colleagues, friends; research new tennis rackets on-line
9:30pm: Customize and string tennis rackets
11:30pm: Scotch and put together order for tennis supplier
Total hours worked: 5.5 hours