Almost April

Our internet was fixed Thursday night. I’m not sure how I managed to live without internet for 12 days, but I did get a lot of work done on my Lesson Plans page and French & German Comparative Tutorial.

Some of my classes were cancelled yesterday because parents “sequestered” the teachers in the building as a protest against… something important? I only have 8 more actual days of work left thanks to the two week vacation in April.

My car can be fixed, but it will cost 800-1,000 €. We’re going to do it though because buying another automatic car would take months and cost a lot more than that. Plus I miss my little Renault. I want her back. She’s in nearly perfect condition except for the motor that will be replaced.

I’m feeling better now that March is almost over. Now if only I could find a job that pays well… or win the lottery…

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  • o_O

    In France, you probably have a better chance of winning the lotto, than finding a well paying job. That being said; we don’t always get what we want, but we usually get what we need. Something will work out.

  • o_O

    In France, you probably have a better chance of winning the lotto, than finding a well paying job. That being said; we don’t always get what we want, but we usually get what we need. Something will work out.

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  • Monique

    All classes were canceled in my area on Friday because of teacher meetings to protest the government’s new plans for school programs during the 2008-2009 academic year. New government = new strikes.

  • Monique

    All classes were canceled in my area on Friday because of teacher meetings to protest the government’s new plans for school programs during the 2008-2009 academic year. New government = new strikes.

  • Linda

    I wanted to let you know that I really like your website. I’ve been through the French lessons and feel like they are very helpful. Good luck on the job search!

  • Linda

    I wanted to let you know that I really like your website. I’ve been through the French lessons and feel like they are very helpful. Good luck on the job search!

  • wcs

    Congrats on the car, and good luck on that lottery thing!

  • wcs

    Congrats on the car, and good luck on that lottery thing!

  • Monique

    Hope April goes better! But if you ever come to California… look me up! haha :)

  • Monique

    Hope April goes better! But if you ever come to California… look me up! haha :)

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I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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