Friday, September 19, 2008


So our councilor was the administrator for our grade book system that houses all of our WASL scores, contact information, grades, and basically keeps track of the districts population. He is the only person in the district trained on that program. He is the only one who knows how to add users and fix things that go wrong in the program.

Since they stopped paying him he hasn't been helping with the program at all. If we asked him a question, even an easy one, his response was I am no longer in charge of that. I think that's what got me the most was I'm not asking you to do it I am asking for a nudge in the right direction and if you know it please share it. That's at least what the rest of the faculty does.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

First Week of School

Wow this week of school has been full of ups and downs. On the upside I have some enthusiastic groups that are ready to work. I hope they can handle how much I want to push them. I have a clean room as well as organized and it is all mine. On the downside the faculty is pretty upset at our school councilor because he has made some choices that we don't like, but understand why he is making those choices (the district stopped paying him for something he was doing and expect someone else to do it.)

Last night we had our high school open house and I was able to meet several parents and have some really good discussions. When I got home Mackenzie was in bed but wanted to tell me about her day. I went into her room and she started to giggle and she could hardly tell me what happened that day. I got snippets here and there and I guess she bonked her head and went down the slide. The rest was just giggles.

Today I was able to stay home in the evening and spend time with my family. It was a very nice end to the week, almost. One more day to go!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Happy Birthday

If you hadn't noticed I had a birthday last week. I am now 29 years old. This year we kept my birthday really small partly because students loans are now in full swing. I'm sure those that are paying student loans know exactly what I mean. We had a party for me on the 1st while Jacob and Carolyn were visiting. Mom and dad got me a freight car for my trains that is a cleaner car. Basically the car has a pumice stone on it to make sure there is a clean contact to the track. It's way cool. I haven't been able to hook it up yet, but I also now have enough money to finish the 4'x8' track layout I've been working on.

I have also finished painting my room and I have been setting it up so class can start on the 15th.

I will post pictures later this week of my new train and room.