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I Have Hot Water!

August 12th, 2011 at 09:05 pm

Today when I came home at lunch, the gas man was just putting the finishing touches on the gas stuff. (I'm SO technical) I went inside and tested the water .... HOT!! Yahoo! He told me they put in a 40 gallon water heater tank - which basically means there's no way for me to run out of water. Smile

Today we had our first meeting. It was fairly short and sweet. Then most of us went over to the gym and sorted out the school supplies. The school pretty much supplies everything the kids will need for school. So not only is it tuition free, there also is not a school supply list sent home.

This afternoon I was introduced to the "super secret" supply closet. I found some cardboard inserts from writing tablets (I think?) I used those to make my Help Triangles. The HTs will sit on top of the computers and when a kid needs help, they turn the triangle facing up. The part facing them says "Keep Working". Then when I (or the assistant teacher) come help them, we'll put it back down. I saw something like this in a teacher magazine - they wanted $10+ for each individual one. I spent about two hours and maybe $3 worth of supplies making 12 of them. They're not fancy - but they'll do the job!

Tonight I went out to dinner with five of the teachers. It was at Applebee's - I had to order my own "meal" - a baked potato with a side of mushrooms. I ended up paying $7 for it. At first everyone was just putting cash into a pot to cover what they thought their portion was. I put in $4 - figuring that was plenty. Then the waitress came back and made separate tickets - people started taking "their" money back out. There was two dollars left. The only other thing I had was a $5. Ugh.

Overall though, I had a nice time.

4 Responses to “I Have Hot Water!”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Good work on the triangles and congrats on the hot water!

  2. Jerry Says:

    Ahhhh, hot water. What a luxury (that we don't even usually tend to think of as a luxury), isn't it? Smile I hope that the 40-gallon tank leads to no future worries about running out of hot water at all. I know when we put our new hot water tank in it was also more efficient than the old one, so it gave us some insurance of better performance AND energy efficiency. Good luck!

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    So when does school start? Did you say?

    California is into way early August starts these days - no idea why. (Actually -yes idea - they take a lot of time off during the school year. My family in San Jose was like, "All the schools have half day Wednesdays" - I thought it was just our unique collaborative school. Around here, year-round schools are more the norm, but our school is a charter (as you probably know) and a wee bit different. But with all the half days all year, my nieces are suddenly starting weeks earlier in San Jose, too. I think it's just a coincidence that their district and our school does the Wednesday thing).

    ANYWAY, do you get to wait until Labor Day? Or does your school take tons of time off too?

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks Smile I have been enjoying the hot water. Smile

    School actually started today. We have quite a few teacher inservice days, but I don't think we get more than the normal amount of time off.

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