Approaching our 9th wedding anniversary, our journey through life is in flux. Megan and I are currently living in Puyallup, Washington - my hometown - where I work as a substitute teacher and coach high school football. Our children, Isabella, Wyatt & Jazlynn are growing fast and we enjoy spending time togeter as a family.
Apparently you can leave the classroom but the classroom will never leave you. This is something that I have had to learn during my first 5 weeks of teaching. Granted, my situation is not the best. I have no classroom, teach a subject that I know nothing about, and have around 130 horny all-knowing seventh graders. What else could I want right! I don't know, a million dollars would work best at the moment but I guess that I will settle for my classroom and learning on the run. It has been a hard five weeks and it is only going to get rougher. So send your prayers because this teacher is still the student after all!
The three torns in my side!!!! HAHA! The home we were looking to purchase was inspected on Tuesday and the word of the day was Termites. The damage was in the near ten thousands range. Megan said that she went into the garage and you could see them crawling all over the place. Additionally - the roof needed replacing. Needless so say we backed out of the sale. So we are back to square one but I am sure something will come our way soon.
Other than the house search - those Cougs sure stunk up the field on Saturday - and oh yeah I still got to witness the devestation from Texas. Much like President Bush who is stationed in Texas to assess the hurricane damage, I saw everything. Let me just say we are small on defense and under acheiving on offense - translation - It could be a long season...yikes!
Moving on to my new nemisis - those 7th graders of mine. What a group I have. Last week alone I gave out 4 detentions, had 4 boys make one girl cry, punished around 50 football players for screwin' around in the classroom and made one seating chart. It wasn't a bad first week, just not the one that I pictured. Hopefully things will shape up - I am sure they will! On the bright side, the football is awesome!