#SundayPost: A week off…for the county fair

Posted September 6, 2020 in Roundup Tags:

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  •   Say It Ain’t So by Lani Lynn Vale
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So, its Labor Day here in the US and many people have Monday off work. But, in my new school district, they take the entire week off. Why? For the county fair. Yep, that’s right, we take the week off for the county fair. This year, there really isn’t much of a fair though. All that will occur is a few junior fair events. Doesn’t matter to me because we still get the week off! I am really looking forward to a chance to get ahead a bit in lesson plans and such.

My new health insurance is crappy. I have been stressing all week about my medications. I can’t afford several of them. I’m trying to work with my endocrinologist to find a less costly replacement. It’s totally stressing me out. Adulting is hard.

Otherwise it was a pretty good week. Low key for the most part. My students were a tad wild on Friday because they were excited for break. Many of them go on vacation during this week (it’s cheaper and less crowded).

Also, during this break I am working on finding some books for my students. I need books that are high interest but not too challenging in reading levels. I want to get a few romance type books for the girls (no sex), some historical fiction, some non fiction, and some sci-fi and fantasy. This is just out of my reading comfort zone so I’d love your recs or if you have a favorite Young Adult blog, let me know.

So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!

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9 responses to “#SundayPost: A week off…for the county fair

  1. Ok. That’s the most awesome thing I have ever heard. Closing for a week because of the county fair. Fabulous! What that going to be like in the age of Covid? Enjoy your break and good luck with the meds and book search.

  2. Ha Samantha you are reminding me of a friend, English teacher here in Belgium, who aksed me advices for his students read! That’s crappy that your new health insurance does not cover the cost of your meds. I hope your endocrinologist finds the right replacement!

  3. Well that’s fantastic to have a week off already! It will give you a chance to take a breather before the next set of classes. It will also give you time to figure out things. My insurance didn’t cover one of my meds this year which was $10 a month last year. It’s lie $250 a month but I looked at GoodRx and could get it for $40 a month, but if I did 3 months at a time it was $71. I had to go to the pharmacy at the grocery store instead of Walgreens but it’s so much less expensive I can do that 4 times a year. Depending on the medication, the manufacturer may have a discount plan. Sometimes doctors know about discounts, my daughter’s dermatologist is especially great at this.

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  4. Schools off for a fair? Yay for you getting to get some work done with those days off. Takes some of the pressure off you this way which is great. The health insurance stuff sounds like a nightmare, though. I hope you get it sorted as there is nothing more stressful. I wish I had YA blog recs but honestly I’ve drifted from that a bit.

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  5. Wow, off for a fair, it must be a huge deal!! You are right, adulting is hard! I live in Scotland so health insurance isn’t an issue as we have the NHS but I can honestly say I never appreciated how expensive American healthcare was till my husband ended up in hospital in Orlando. He has MS and had a relapse, he needed an MRI which was $6000, here privately it would be £400! Our final bill which I was told was cheap was £26k for two days in hospital, I’m glad we had travel insurance. Anyway I hope you get it sorted out.

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