wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,
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Moving right along

I'd been worrying about the last month of my lease here, but that may not be an issue. Depending on what school district hires me, I may not have to be in Virginia and ready to rantteach until after Labor Day, which would be just fine with me. Right now the two districts I'm looking at (Fairfax and Isle of Wight Counties) start on August 20 and September 4 respectively, so if I get signed by IWCS (LOL HAMS) I can have the movers pick up my stuff in the last week of August and leave as soon as they've hauled off all the junk and I've cleaned up the place - most likely with an assist from Merry Maids.

So I'll be around until August, it looks like, which means I won't be going "Fuck Wells" until the end of July. This will be good for the Cardboard Box Fund, which will get an extra shot of cash right before I pillage it for debt reduction & moving expenses, and good for my teaching applications since I'll be able to take that second Praxis exam (for Spanish) before I head down the Interstate and out of town.

Frankly, I'm really hoping I get hired by IWCS or somebody like them. While I'd be taking a slight cut in pay (about $1-2k) because I'd be starting at the bottom of the pay scale, that would be more than compensated for by the much lower cost of living there. Fairfax County, not so much. Pay's higher there, but since it's in the Washington DC metro area all the costs are higher too, and I badly need to be in a low-cost area for a few years while I'm hacking away at the humungous mass of student loans I'm carrying.
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