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Moving Right Along - trinalin thinks things through
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Moving Right Along
First off, thanks to dad for all of his help in sorting lab equipment and today packing stuff. One of the English teachers came by today and helped by unhooking the computers in my lab & wrapping glassware. She rocks! My student assistant (well, because the rest of her class were seniors) has been a great help as well. So yay for people who can help!

I got home tonight around 8pm. The only breaks I had were lunch with dad at McDonald's (yay Big Mac & fries!) and then a short stop home to change clothes after school was let out. The rest of the time I was either teaching, teaching & packing, packing, sorting, or moving stuff down to the girl's varsity locker room where the science & art teachers can store stuff (like chemicals) over the summer rather than have 'em packed in the storage pods by the movers. (I've got tons of boxes already there and dad and I packed several more today.)

Once dad left, I had lots of times of "oh crap, forgot that!" and finished moving my chemicals to the temporary storage. I think I've got everything either packed, moved, ready to move (on carts), or ready for selling. I finish tomorrow while the students work on chromatography (the last lab of the year - yay!) My checkout time is 10:15am and I think I'll have what I need done for that. I do want to stage stuff for the auction and will be utilizing my 2nd period study hall kids for that. Lucky kids!

Anyhoo, tomorrow's the last day of school. Saturday is the auction. I hope to bid on (& win) my chalkboard. I want to put that up on my wall in the basement. I think I'll also bid on my teacher chair - it's in better shape than my office chair. The auctioneers are going from room to room, starting with the 3rd floor. I feel for those auctioneers - they're gonna be hoarse before the day is out!

Apologies to folks who've been responding to my posts but haven't been getting responses from me. Freedom is just around the corner! Then I can actually think of something other than Masters theses and packing glassware! Yay! (Oh wait, there's a cruise in there too... But that's a good thing.)

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hergrace From: hergrace Date: May 7th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Wait...what? You folks start school after we do, and you finish before??

Something just ain't right there. Best wishes for the auction and the BIG move!
trinalin From: trinalin Date: May 7th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC) (Link)
We didn't start much later than you folks did. A week at the most. But we didn't have any spring break (not even the short 4-day weekend we'd originally planned) and had as few one day offs as they could manage. If it hadn't been for the lousy weather this winter, it would have been break-free. (And I wouldn't have been as stressed this week trying to teach all week AND pack. Originally, students' last day was to be Wednesday.) Thank God for Columbo and my forensics lab. :-)
rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: May 7th, 2010 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Hang in there, hon...oh, and I can tell you that the English teacher helped you out of sheer guilt since you actually teach something useful, not just how to bullshit about literature. ;)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: May 7th, 2010 05:34 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL - I don't think I'll tell Lori you suggested that. ;-) (She's been a fun addition to our staff. I hope she decides to stay long term!)

In actuality, she had senior classes 6th & 7th period, plus 8th period conference. So she was long done packing & getting bored. And turned out to be an excellent glass wrapper! Dad and I were impressed with her L337 skilz.
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