Okay, one of the guys I work with sent me this video. He knows that I like the White Stripes who originally did this... and that I am a fan of some country. I got a kick out of it and I hope that you do too. If it's not your cup of tea, pass it by.
What a weird day. The power went out in our end of the gorge and so school was held in the mostly dark. Yep, I was teaching kids to read by flashlight. I have to tell you the journey to the bathroom stalls in the windowless restrooms was a bit of a trip too. I don't know how many little ones I escorted by the light of my cell phone... which I had to keep closing and opening.
So I left work early. No sense in sitting in a dark library. Instead I went directly home and took a nice long nap... until the light I'd left on to alter me woke me up when the power came back on. Nice.
Not much doing tonight. Had my usual with DH on the computer. Cracked myself up more than I was truly funny, but hey... I have fun and he's a good sport about it.
New frog in the pond. Frog S... who lives close and is good at flattery. I keep my brain in straight though. The other frogs are there, but less. That's okay. I am still having fun with this nonsense and unless you have actual interaction, you do run out of things to say and tell. That is one of many good things about DH... I know his world and he knows mine.
I had an interesting offer. Not from a frog, but from a friend's mother in the area where I want to relocate. Relocating is tricky. You have to have a place to stay while you find employment that is suitable. No running off just because I'd like to be there. It has to make sense, there has to be work and a source of income.
I do get paid year round. By the end of the school year, I will have made the money that I am paid in the summer. It won't run out until the following fall. That gives me time to find work there. But there are still expenses to consider. Let's see if you can follow this friend line long enough to get through it.
Ny friend's mother, who is my friend, has friend who had a stroke. He can basically care for himself. But he would like a housekeeper and a cook. Well, geez... I can do those things. In exchange, I would get my own room and as much time as I like for social life or work. That is a huge savings. Think of how much you pay to rent or own your house each month. That money that I spend could go into the bank. I like that. The bonus of course is that I would not be exactly alone in a place and would live in a very nice area that I would not otherwise be able to afford.
Have I got enough compassion to do that? Sure. I get along with almost everyone, especially men. So I am thinking about it. I told her that I would have to meet him first and then could better decide.
But that would buy me time to get on with the district there. And really, once I meet him and it's all good, there is no reason why I cannot go ahead and apply before I move in that direction. Use the remainder of my school year here to fish for a job there. If jobs aren't happening, then I would know before I tried to move.
The big thing here is that I want to stay in the state school system... I would not lose my health care or my retirement. I need both. It is iffy at this point... but what do you think? Is it another case of kissmet? Like when I got my job because I was trying to get permission to use the soccer field? She did not know that I was looking. She thought that maybe I would want it as a summer job...that might work into something more that I liked.
What do you think? Is that crazy? I do crazy, sure enough. but is it too risky?