Welcome to this week’s Sunday Post. This feature is brought to you by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so swing by after you are done here and get the full list of participants!
- [17 Nov] Mafia Casanova by Rachel Van Dyken, M. Robinson ★★★★
- [19 Nov] Playing with Fire by John Glatt ★★★
- [21 Nov] Words I hate!
- Archangel’s Sun by Nalini Singh
- One by One by Ruth Ware
- Have you voted in the Swoon Awards?!
We had to quarantine an entire team of teachers at school. That meant I spent every day last week covering someone else’s classes. So, I spent no time with my own students and they received no intervention services as a result. I understand that there are simply no subs available. But, I wish that instead of pushing forward at the expense of us, they would just close for a day or so until they have proper coverage. By Thursday night I was in tears from all the stress. Then I got an email dictating where I would be subbing the next day and I just cried harder. Then, I went in and scheduled a sick day. I couldn’t do it any more. I just have to get through Monday and Tuesday this coming week. Hopefully I won’t have to sub but I’m not holding my breath.
As if all that wasn’t bad enough, the class I had to cover for one day was horrible. The students were so disrespectful and defiant. I had to fight with them for a solid 90 minutes just to get the tiniest amount of work. Also, the seating chart was inaccurate so I didn’t even know who was who in order to make an office referral. And they refused to give me their names. Apparently, this group of kids is well known for behavior problems. Sigh.
Then, we got a letter that due to unpaid property taxes, they were proceeding with foreclosure. We were obviously confused, called our mortgage lender and found everything has been appropriately paid. Turns out, our lot is split into 2 and for whatever reason, this second tiny plot wasn’t included in our mortgage, but transferred into our name (unbeknownst to us) a year after the purchase. We had no idea. So, now we owe $751 in back taxes for a tiny part of our back yard that is its on parcel for some strange reason. Our mortgage company is trying to sort it out and set up a payment plan.
And then, there is my awful health insurance. One of my medications is $1000. Since my insurance started in September, I have filled the prescription 1 time. I can’t afford it. I owe so much in medical bills its insane. I’m slowly making payments, but that doesn’t chance the cost of my prescriptions. Thankfully, I found out yesterday that I hit my deductible so at least my December medications will be fully covered. Sadly, January starts a new year and a new $2000 deductible.
So, yeah, this hasn’t been a great week-sorry for being such a Debbie Downer! Hopefully I can make it through Monday and Tuesday and then rest a bit over Thanksgiving break.
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!