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Sunday, July 15, 2007

MOVING!!!!

it is official!!

the contract is signed & i have a place to live

good news: i am actually getting more in stipends than i thought

bad news: i don't get it all at once

good news: friend is helping me move

bad news: i may only have one friend able to help me move as we are doing this in the middle of the week as it was the only way i could rent the truck for the one-way rental

good news: the new school is on block schedule and i have a prep period each day

the i am not sure news yet: i am not actually teaching a special ed class - i am still considered a special ed teacher as i will do 1:1 push-in/pull-out for half of my classes.... i have not done it before but it really is what learning support is about, and i am (for most students) a strong proponent for it.... HOWEVER, the other 1/2 of my teaching schedule is what i am not sure about yet - i am teaching regular ed classes (i AM certified to do this, i just never have)

good news: my new "home" is a cottage style townhouse; it is on the water; right on the property is a doctor, a sub shop, a flower shop (me loves me the fresh cut flowers) and a beauty shop.) there is also a post office right up the road, a train stop w/in a mile, and work only @ 20 min or so away - and there is TONS of parking... and because it is so old, the walls are brick and think and virtually sound proof

bad news: the only thing it doesn't have that i wanted is laundry in it, nor does it have hook-ups (it IS almost a 100 year old property)... however, the large and clean laundry room is and right across the lane from my front door (it is also attached to the leasing office so they KEEP it clean because prospective renters see it every day)

good news: i move in less than 2 weeks

bad news: i am still struggling w/ packing

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21 Comments:

  • :)

    By Blogger Me, at Sunday, July 15, 2007  

  • That's so fabulous! The new place sounds absolutely awesome!

    I think taking on regular ed classes might be fun - a change of pace, you know?

    By Blogger Bre, at Sunday, July 15, 2007  

  • Congrats and good luck with all the changes. The new place (love old buildings) sounds great with all the shops and other stuff nearby and it is on the water!

    One good thing with a laundry room is you can get all your loads done in an hour.

    By Blogger Psychomom, at Sunday, July 15, 2007  

  • YAY for you.

    By Blogger -J, at Sunday, July 15, 2007  

  • me - thanks

    bre - it is... i can't wait to move in, especially since i can paint and put up pics w/o worrying about it

    as for teaching reg ed classes - i am only worried because it means i can't bull shit the kids

    mom - you are right about the laundry, except that i will STILL be a slave to the quarter

    j - thanks

    By Blogger question girl, at Sunday, July 15, 2007  

  • that's good stuff! :)

    By Blogger Sizzle, at Sunday, July 15, 2007  

  • Trust me, you can BS regular ed kids. LOL.

    By Blogger Me, at Sunday, July 15, 2007  

  • sounds like the good outweighs the bad to me! good for you!

    By Blogger Webmiztris, at Sunday, July 15, 2007  

  • WooHoo!!!!

    Let me know when and we might be able to come and help you off load.

    Congrats!

    By Blogger g-man, at Monday, July 16, 2007  

  • Congrats this is very exciting news!!

    By Blogger Scott, at Tuesday, July 17, 2007  

  • good to hear...

    By Blogger Neil, at Tuesday, July 17, 2007  

  • EXCELLENT!

    By Blogger Jackass Jenn, at Tuesday, July 17, 2007  

  • Moving/packing SUUUUCKS!

    I still haven't recovered from the last move in 2005.

    Welcome to the jungle, baby!

    By Blogger Esmerelda, at Tuesday, July 17, 2007  

  • Right on the water? I'm so jealous. Congrats!

    Hey-maybe there are a lot of cute men in your complex who will undoubtedly need to use the laundry room. It could be a great way to meet new people.

    By Blogger Beth, at Tuesday, July 17, 2007  

  • Congratulations! Sounds like more good than bad, for sure. Are you gonna post pictures of the new place? I love old buildings.

    By Blogger Bone, at Tuesday, July 17, 2007  

  • WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is just so effing cool! And you are going to love it and hate it. Awesome!

    By Blogger Melissa, at Tuesday, July 17, 2007  

  • Congraulations!! That's so awesome. I'm really happy for you. And a prep everyday?? You are one lucky girl.

    By Blogger brandy, at Tuesday, July 17, 2007  

  • I took my first full time teaching job (actually part-time) that required me to pick up and move about three hours from where I was living at the time.

    I had interviewed for the job and was convinced I didn't get the job (and actually found out later that I got it only after the first choice backed out). I got a call on the Friday of Labor Day weekend, with a request to be there on the day after Labor Day (Tuesday), to sign the paperwork and then start teaching on Wednesday.

    Think there was some time there when I was only a few days ahead of the students? Oh Yeah.

    By Blogger Brave Astronaut, at Wednesday, July 18, 2007  

  • First, you CAN BS regular ed kids. Trust me. It might be nice to have a mix of kids because the variety will keep things fresh. You will get to see different types of successes, that is for sure.

    Second, I have a solution for your laundry problem. Buy disposable clothes. Just throw them out when you are finished! :)

    By Blogger Mary Alice, at Thursday, July 19, 2007  

  • Great news about the house... and good luck with the move :)

    By Blogger Guilty Secret, at Thursday, July 19, 2007  

  • Hey dude! Hope the packing is going well. Fingers crossed you have enough boxes!

    By Blogger brandy, at Sunday, July 22, 2007  

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