July 2009

fiddlin' while Rome burns...

July 23, 2009 18:02

 July 30-31 & Oct. 9.  Those are my furlough days.  Teachers were supposed to report back on July 30 with students starting August 6.  Due to continued state revenue issues, Gov. Perdue is giving school districts less money (the equivalent of 3 days of payroll).   Now, of course, like just about any other teacher, I've been preparing materials at home, taken a few classes and have already been in school to get ready.  And I'll be in tomorrow and early next week, cleaning gunk off bows and strings and getting ready for open houses, which will no doubt still start on schedule.  But on July 30-31?  Nope.  Had we known sooner, I might be on the road with kids and hubby, visiting in Chicago then heading up to Beaver Island.  Since I'll be at home  (having my stay-cation with the cats), I think I will have a fiddlin' furlough frenzy.  Or a maybe a yard sale-palooza.  Anyone need a last minute violinist at the end of July?

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