Friday, January 21, 2011

Job Interview

I had a job interview today, and it went well. They said they would like to have me come in and interview in person!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


The streets and highways around here have been like my background recently. They started school an hour late in Thompson Falls two days in a row, to give the snow plows time to sand the Highway heavily before the buses drove on them. They canceled school in St. Regis in Friday....if I only work in St. Regis I would have gotten a four day weekend...'sigh'.

The ice is gradually melting, but the rain is pouring. I drove through two inches of water across the entire surface of the highway today and was fortunate enough that the rock I hit did not puncture my tire.

I think I prefer just snow in January. All this ice and slush and freezing rain accompanied by more ice and slush is confusing.

Teaching in Spanish

On Thursday and today I got to teach in Spanish! It's been a long time since I've had a decent conversation with anyone who speaks Spanish, and I really enjoyed it. The family I taught is from Michoacán, Mexico. They are so nice and humble. Antonio and Maria think I'm hilarious...probably because I just keep talking, even though I'm sure I don't always say things quite right. I arrived late for the visit tonight because it's pouring buckets and I was visit teaching and couldn't exit politely as I had planned. Right as I walked in the door Antonio said that they'd have to put me in the corner as punishment for my tardiness. Too funny! Antonio used to be a logger, but after a very serious accident he hasn't been able to work much, because he's no longer allowed to do any heavy lifting and his hands have always been his livelihood. He's had very little formal education and is anxious that his four children receive a really good education, because he hopes for the best for them. Maria is quiet and kind and laughs a lot. It's so nice to meet good people (and brush up on my Spanish)!

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