It aimed hard at me – but it missed!
I’m writing this from my hotel room in downtown Orlando as I’m displaced due to Hurricane Irma. During the storm, my neighbor’s huge rotted oak tree came crashing down one my house and is mostly residing on the side of it and in my attic. Two branches pierced my ceiling – one directly over my body while I was sleeping in bed – and my master bathroom skylight shattered on top of my husband. Thankfully, our only ‘injuries’ were glass in our feet.
So now I’m trying to finish up my dissertation from a hotel room with a tree still stuck in my attic. It’s unsafe to be in the house as the huge limb has a 10′-12′ drop and could take out the rest of the roof over my bedroom and the back porch.
Repairs are going to take months and I have no idea where we’re going to be living, but I’m hoping things will return to normal quickly.
I would like to take a moment to ask (well, beg!!!) ANY current OR former post-secondary college/university instructor at any English-medium university worldwide to please take my dissertation survey. I’m hoping to improve preparation for non TESOL-trained faculty who assess non-native English speakers’ writing as most post-secondary institutions and their respective departments do not offer training for new faculty (or any faculty) in that area, and faculty often feel overwhelmed. Here is the link:
PLEASE share with any post-secondary faculty, even worldwide, that you think might be interested. Thank you so much – I am eternally grateful to you for your help if you decide to participate.