Friday, August 1, 2014

Five For Friday August 1, 2014

I'm joining Kacey @Doodle Bugs for her weekly linky party Five for Friday.

Delaney and I went up to our old school on Tuesday. Her 4th grade teacher spent last year teaching in South Korea. She got back home on July 25 and was supposed to report back to work on July 30. We went up to help her work on her room, as you can imagine, she was suffering from a pretty serious case of jet lag. She was moving into a room that had been vacant last year so there were no bookshelves in the room. So the scavenger that I am helped find a couple of bookshelves that another teacher discarded. lol

When we got home that night, it was such a nice cool evening, we decided to paint a shelf thing someone at my new school had discarded. We were using some black, oil-based paint. The only problem was I didn't have anything to use to clean our hands and  one pair of gloves, if you have ever used oil-based paint you know it doesn't come off with soap and water. After about scrubbing my skin off with Lava soap and then using some nail polish remover here is what my hand still looks like.
I guess it was cool for a reason, I woke the next morning to rain, it poured all day long on the shelf. I think the paint had dried enough to hopefully not be a problem, as hard as the paint was to get off my hands, I think it will be OK. Now I'm waiting for it to dry out so I can finish it.

Wednesday, I spent the day running errands. I had to go to the social security office to get a new card. I was really surprised how quickly we got in and out of there. I had brought Delaney's Kindle to use while we waited what I thought would be an hour or so. I don't think we were even there 20 minutes. I also had to get a background check and drug test for my new job so we were driving all over town in the pouring rain to get them done. I was pleasantly surprised that we finished all three in less than 2 and 1/2 hours. I didn't realize changing districts was going to involve so much. A lot of the things were taken care of when I signed my contract, but I have had to contact the people about my disability insurance and an added retirement policy.

I got this book this week. I'm hoping it will help me to as they say work smarter not harder.

Yesterday, a family from my old school came to help me paint my room. I like to paint, but I'm one of those people that kind of need a little nudge to get me going. I'm so thankful that they came to help me today and since we haven't quite finished, they're coming back tomorrow. So far, I like what I'm seeing.

We decided to paint the coat rack red. I just put a little bit of paint on to see what it was going to look like.

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  1. I think the blue and red are going to look great! The together teacher sounds like a book I definitely need to read!
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  2. Love your fingernail polish - lol! You've been a busy beaver this week. Love the blue color in your room. And you'll have to post about that book - I've seen it and wondered if it was any good. Happy Friday! Sara

  3. I love the pop of red on that blue wall. Painting a classroom is so much work! Hope that paint washes off before school starts!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  4. Painting the whole classroom would definitely be a chore in a half. You are lucky to have them come to help you! I think the red off the blue is going to look great. I am you newest follower via bloglovin' :)

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  5. Kelly, if your friends have any time left could you send them my way? I'd love to paint my bulletin board with fire retardant paint but I'm too lazy. Plus schools starts on Tuesday. Good luck with your new classroom!

  6. OMG, you get to paint your room! How exciting! It looks great, the red is going to look fantastic.

  7. I'm surprised you're allowed to paint your room! We're not allowed to. It's a union thing. I love the colours you chose. It's going to look awesome!
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