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Posts Made By: cvt
Board: Retired Teachers 04-21-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By cvt

Congratulations! What a wonderful way to exit with such an understanding principal. Enjoy the last 6 months!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-21-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By cvt

So what would the bank(s) that lent him the money do with the house? The guy built it on spec, hoping some multibillionaire might buy it. It obviously won't be selling any time soon. It was a white...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-20-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By cvt

Thanks, Gromit! Sure enough, I clicked on it and saw the garage. Quite a car collector. The wine cellar was quite extensive too.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-20-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By cvt

I have both soft and hard sided suitcases. Although I love my soft sided suitcase because it is super light weight, I vote for a hard sided suitcase if they are planning to do a lot of travel....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-20-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By cvt

I'm not sure I'm seeing the same house as everyone else. I scrolled through the 27 photos but did not see a garage at all. When I clicked on Virtual Tour it only had contact information.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-19-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By cvt
lightning stools

I was fascinated by your description of the fire lookout and the lightning stools, so I Googled the stools.
Board: Retired Teachers 04-17-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By cvt
first house

We moved to a new town and rented in a duplex for 15 months until the landlord kicked us out because his son was going to live in it. We were not happy, but the timing turned out to be perfect...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-17-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By cvt

This! Although I'd like everyone to be happy, I also believe that everyone is responsible for their own happiness.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-17-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Posted By cvt

Computer most of the time, phone occasionally
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-17-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By cvt
audio system

Hifi, I'd be upset too!

Once when I was still teaching I came back from the winter break, only to find that my boombox was gone that I used on a daily basis with my students. This had "personal...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-17-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Posted By cvt
saturday survey

1. a picky eater? Other people think I'm a picky eater because I am plant based, and don't eat any animal products like meat or dairy. However, I will eat just about anything as long as it is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-16-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 37
Posted By cvt
Photo Friday

I was in San Francisco this past week and visited this alley in the Mission District that is famous for its many murals. Almost every wall and garage door has a mural.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-15-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By cvt

I heard an interview with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz today on The Exam Room Podcast of PCRM. He is a gastroenterologist and gut health expert. He said probiotics should not be taken when taking antibiotics....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-15-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By cvt

Too bad you don't live near me, because my neighbor is fostering 6 kittens and their mom. Somebody gave them up for adoption, but there is no place in the shelter for them. So far only one has been...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-13-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By cvt
cat life span

I've had a number of cats. My first one was a beautiful white rescue who would slip out occasionally. It was hit by a car and it appears to have died instantly. He was around 5 years old at the time....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-13-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 56
Posted By cvt

This is true! I prefer my home cooking because it is definitely much healthier, but I do like an occasional meal from a restaurant. We get take-out lunch or dinner once every 10 days or so, not just...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-13-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By cvt

Even though I'm fully vaccinated, I would not feel comfortable with that many people during the ceremony outside, and even less so during the reception indoors. There are still too many unknowns...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-13-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 33
Posted By cvt

I used to have dogs and cats. I also had fish (they were actually DS') and a tarantula. Once they were all gone, I decided against any more pets because of travel.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-11-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By cvt

Good for your DH! Walking is so good for body and mind.

Wow! I hope I can do this when I'm 79! I do 5-10 miles a day as well, but I'm a wee bit younger.
I had two aunts--now gone--who still...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-07-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By cvt
last hired first fired

Same in my old school district. We did have tenure, but it didn't start until our third year.

In my district that was only true if you were tenured. If you were still in the probationary period,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-07-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By cvt
tough decision

On the one hand I agree that it should be based on population. On the other hand, the viruses are mutating so quickly that we need to stop it from spreading even faster and developing more virulent...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-06-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By cvt

I would love to share in the optimism, but I also know that realistically we are not yet out of the woods. We will see in a few weeks what spring break did in our area.
The number of cases was on a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-05-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By cvt
Zenni eyeglasses

For those of you who got Zenni glasses, how were you able to make sure they fit you? I have always had a hard time trying to make the frames fit. My present pair is the first one in 50+ years that I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-04-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By cvt

That looked amazing! Thank you for sharing your photos.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-04-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By cvt

I would take it to the cleaners.

I learned my lesson 20+ years ago, when I tried to hand wash a rayon skirt. I saw it shrink before my eyes.

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