Moving Day

Today was moving day. All of the things that I am not bringing to Ecuador or leaving for my sub letters, I had to put into storage. There is a storage facility pretty close to my house and they give you a truck the day you move in. Awesome perk.

I asked two of my beloved ex-students to help me and the move could not have gone smoother. I don’t even know what I would have done without them. They were organized, diligent, and good-natured. Mind you, these were the same two who, just a short time ago, Continue reading

Boston City Hall Health Insurance Dept. vs. Me (and all city employees)

While I am away in Ecuador, WorldTeach will provide me with health insurance. This means that I will not need my current health insurance that that city of Boston provides. HOWEVER, I would like to reinstate my health insurance as soon as I get home.                 All of this makes perfect sense, right?

Here is the tricky part: I was told that you are only allowed to reinstate your health insurance during the sign-up times in April. This made me nervous. No insurance for that long? So I called City Hall’s city employees health insurance office. The lady there said that Continue reading

Coming to an end…

I can’t believe it! The school year is almost over. Today while the kids were taking their final – faces squinched up, chewing on pencils, staring at the ceiling –  I realized how much they have grown up. They are taller, stronger, and MANAGED TO SIT SILENTLY for 1.5 hours. Amazing!

At times, I might complain about this job but it really is an honor to be a part of their lives. I hope I really miss it by the time I return from Ecuador. I want to LONG for it. I don’t mean Continue reading