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Things are starting to settle down

May 29th, 2013 at 02:42 am

After weeks of debate and research about where to live/school districts/etc, SO and I decided to keep the house. She will pay half of the house expenses,(on top of the DC housing expenses for herself) so that I can comfortably stay in the house and still be able to save money each month. It's a beautiful house, so this way the kids can stay in a safe, quiet neighborhood that they know and they can continue with their schools as usual. SO passed her promotion exam after nearly a year of studying each and every day, so the extra income couldn't have come at a better time!

Knowing that the housing situation is covered is a huge relief. Also, SO won't have to lose money on a home sale, as the house is still underwater, though slowly going up in value again.

I'm about halfway done with class #3, I can do this, I can do this.

Preparing for next year

May 6th, 2013 at 02:26 am

A former principal contacted me and asked me to come over to her school next year... I accepted! I'm excited about this new opportunity. She mentioned that my department really needs to get brought up to current practices, and she was very excited about teh skills that I am bringing. It's a nice feeling when someone requests you due to your performance at work, feels good that someone notices.


So not only do I have a new school to look forward to, but I also am looking for a new house. SO will be in DC for the next 4-5 years, and I will be in this area because the kids' father is here. He may be gone a lot for work trips, but this is his home base and I do want the kids close by so they can all be together when he is not working. SO is selling her house and I will find a new one that is more affordable for me in our preferred school district. I am in the process of gathering financial paperwork for the lender.

I am also done with week #3 of my online class. I was "this" close to dropping it and losing my tuition, but then I just went through the "motions" of school work. Before I knew it, I was fully engaged in the work that needed to be done, and by the time my live class was scheduled to begin, I was up to speed. Sometimes I need to just push through the really tough parts, and it isn't nearly as bad as I anticipate.

Today will be a busy Monday, I am sure. I have a few more IEPs to write before the end of the month and some advanced planning to do so I don't feel so rushed. Plenty to keep me busy. Then after work I can think about all of the other things going on in my life!