I write about anything that interests me. Now that I am retired, I am writing much less about education and gifted issues. It isn't that I don't care about them, but my contributions are increasingly out of date. Some of my posts I think are still way too relevant (e.g., Teachers Can't Do It All), but most new posts will not be on those topics.
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Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Lost and Found
OK, so yesterday, I was in the library of the high school for a half day. They told me I could put my purse in a cupboard in the work room, which I did. I put my driving glasses on top of my purse. But, when I got to my car at the end of the day, I had forgotten to get the glasses. So, I returned to the library and checked the cupboard. No glasses. I looked around a bit more, as I was SURE I had the glasses when I got to the school. Still, no glasses. So I went home, resgined to the fact that I probably need to get my eyes checked again anyway and might need new glasses.
But, then I got a sub call to go back to the same school the next day. And it was math. I generally like teaching math, even though this said "Basic Math". Well, at least it would be easy (haha - see post below). And, I could check again for my glasses. Meanwhile, I checked the car seats, front, back, and under. And lo, and behold, I found....
THE U-HAUL KEY that I had lost a full year ago, when we were moving from Alaska to Colorado. The key that had caused me so much grief - from everyone teasing me about how I could possibly lose a key on a giant key chain, when we hadn't even gone anywhere yet. I laughed about that most of the way to the school.
Then, while I was waiting for the secretary to check for sub plans, I went back to the library to check once more for the glasses. Yay! I found them on the floor, under the counter where the purse was stored. $300 saved. (although I probably still need to get my eyes checked)
But, at the end of the day, I left my emergency sub notebook in the teacher's room. Sigh. Found: 2; Lost: 1.
So, when I got a call this evening to return for the same teacher tomorrow and Friday, I took the job. I am not particularly happy about no sub plans, but maybe I can get my notebook back.