And now three

By , November 12, 2012 11:06 am

Three months to go.

Can you tell I’m counting? I can’t wait to get back to the USA. Time seems to have slowed to a crawl. But it always seems to do that when anticipation is high.

I have three months to work and changes just keep happening. While I had a good job at S-Oil, it was short lived. It was teaching English executives and it started off at 9 hours per week in August and has since dropped to 5 hours and their busy schedules means I might get 3. I had hoped to finish out my time here with all adult classes, but I had to get more hours somewhere. So, I took a part time job at a private English academy. I only work 4 hours a day, twice a week, but that will amount to close to $1k a month. This school is ok. It’s very free-wheeling and I can do whatever I want – I’m typically the only teacher in the place so I’m left to my own devices. Certainly low stress, if not great money.
But, add in the other part time jobs and I am making decent money. My schedule is crazy, though. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I work from 7:30am to 9pm. Wednesday is only 2 hours in the afternoon and Monday and Friday are my two academy classes. Free lance teaching is great pay, but filling a schedule means accepting whatever times one can get. Finding places that want to teach during the holes in my schedule is the hard part.

I sold my scooter last weekend. I wanted to get that done while the weather was still nice. Another month or two and only hardcore riders would be out there on motorcycles. But my biggest challenge at this point is how to get all my things back home. I’m probably going to ship a lot of stuff this month. Send it slow-boat and pay as little as I can. If I send my summer clothes and some cool/cold clothes I should be able to pack the remainder in a suitcase come February. I came in 2007 with a large suitcase and a really large duffel bag. I hope to forgo the duffel as I’ll have my dog, SaTang with me.

It’s started to get cold here this week. The leaves are turning rapidly and the place is looking very much like fall is finally here. Wish we’d have gotten out and gotten pictures but when we had time to do that it wasn’t very colorful. My previous fall pictures will have to suffice.

Anyway, that’s all the news for now. Hope everyone is well.

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