Well, we’ve moved in and unpacked all our boxes. Kim deserves all the credit for unpacking every box within a week of moving in. Unfortunately, a big rain storm came through Murfreesboro on Tuesday, and some water flooded in our brand-new apartment! Thankfully, the maintenance people here are very helpful and were on the case immediately. We just had to live with a huge fan blowing in our living room for a few days.
I attended a new teacher training seminar from Wednesday through Friday. It was great to meet some new teachers at Blackman High and hear from the two featured speakers. I’ve spent a few hours each day at Blackman and have met a few of my students. Everyone has been very friendly and welcoming. I’m looking forward to band camp, but I’m thankful there is still a week before we begin.
I finished the final Harry Potter book on Monday. (Don’t worry, no spoilers here) I felt very satisfied with the ending. I’m big on having effective conclusions to stories. There are few things more frustrating than following a story over a span of years and being denied an absolute ending. I’m mainly thinking of the Matrix movies. That trilogy had such a great start, but the third episode ruined the entire series for me. Thankfully, Harry Potter’s ending leaves no stone unturned and brings a full resolution to the story.