Monday, November 1, 2010

Moving, Muscles and Money

As of yesterday I was officially homeless. It is not that I don't have some place to sleep, but I am for the first time in my life without a permanent location. This past weekend as the rest of Nevada celebrated Nevada Day and Halloween, I was moving...although moving nowhere. My belongings are currently residing in two 10x5 storage units. A friend has decided to temporarily house me until my home purchase goes through. The tentative close date is November 30, but I am crossing my fingers and my toes that it will happen before Thanksgiving.

My goal is to paint and fix up my house over the Thanksgiving weekend. I must say that moving over two very long days wiped me out. My muscles ache, thighs burn and I have number of fresh bruises over my body, but the work is done...until I have to move in, than I get to do it a second time.

Now for some very happy news...today was a staff development day and as normal we had a series of meetings all day. Much to my surprise, the insurance company (whom I have my car and renters insurance with) was at lunch to award someone from my school with $250. I joked with the people I was eating lunch that I was the big winner. When the name was announced it was...ME! This is the second sweepstakes I have won this year. In August I won a pair of shoes from a sweepstakes with Oprah magazine. I have no idea why I am a having a mini-lucky streak. I am thrilled with this money. Although I have the big move and furniture to purchase I have been waiting to pay for my initial registration fee for my National Board certification and I believe that is how I will use the money. To top off the win, Channel 3 news showed up and interviewed me. You know it is a slow news day when a teacher winning $250 makes the nightly news. I haven't caught the news broadcast yet (it did air at 4:00 p.m.) but if I find it, I will link so you can enjoy.

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