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Posts Made By: chalkdusty
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-15-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By chalkdusty
I'm in a similar situation except my house is one...

I'm in a similar situation except my house is one story with a walkout basement. I have decided to stay out for the next few years and fix up as the spirit moves me. I need to refinish the kitchen...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-15-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By chalkdusty
I have a colleague who just lost her husband last...

I have a colleague who just lost her husband last week to Covid. He was hospitalized for a month. I am heartbroken for her and her family.

Few people in my county are taking this seriously. It...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-14-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By chalkdusty
I had picked up some plain Greek yogurt to use in...

I had picked up some plain Greek yogurt to use in a recipe for making pizza dough. It is tough to eat this yogurt as is, so I put some honey and some granola cereal in it. If I have any fresh fruit...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-14-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By chalkdusty
It's nice to read some good news! Glad things are...

It's nice to read some good news! Glad things are looking up.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-14-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By chalkdusty
My cat has been heading for all the high places...

My cat has been heading for all the high places today. We've had a siding crew working at the house for a week. The cat is not amused. I'm glad you were able to move valuables before they got swiped...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-12-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By chalkdusty
We have the oppositionally defiant here in MO...

We have the oppositionally defiant here in MO too. With a state positivity rate of 13% and no mask mandate (except in StL) there is no end in sight for us.

We desperately need leadership.

I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-12-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By chalkdusty
Netflix- The Social Dilemma

If you have not yet watched this documentary, I urge you to do so. It is about how social media is designed to keep us engaged by giving us what we agree with most. It's all based on advertising. The...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-10-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By chalkdusty
Oh my! What a contrast!

Oh my! What a contrast!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-10-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By chalkdusty
Glad to hear some good news today!

Glad to hear some good news today!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-10-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By chalkdusty
Sending positive thoughts and prayers to you and...

Sending positive thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Being too far away to be of any assistance is difficult. It's good they have family close by to check on them.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-10-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By chalkdusty
We just watched Away too. I kept expecting it to...

We just watched Away too. I kept expecting it to get scary like an Alien movie. So glad it didn't.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-09-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By chalkdusty
Thank you for the update. I was wondering how he...

Thank you for the update. I was wondering how he was progressing. Drive carefully. I'll say a prayer for your journey and appointment.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-09-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By chalkdusty
OMG! It's like you have been transported to Mars....

OMG! It's like you have been transported to Mars. I can't imagine how anxious this must be making everyone. Prayers for your safety and for some soaking rains.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-09-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By chalkdusty
If it is possible to take him home and get...

If it is possible to take him home and get therapy there instead of a facility, I can recommend both Reliable and Interim. My aunt used both services and had no complaints. She was in Waco, but...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-09-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By chalkdusty
Thanks, Linda/OH. I think I like that one best...

Thanks, Linda/OH. I think I like that one best too. I'll pick up 2 of those for the front and kitchen doors. Still plan on the owl for out back in the patio area.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-08-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By chalkdusty
I'm going to have to go with a lighter color on...

I'm going to have to go with a lighter color on the front door as it gets full sun most of the day. It faces west. I had it painted a dark color once upon a time and the door got so hot that the door...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-08-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By chalkdusty
I was hoping for a better outcome for him....

I was hoping for a better outcome for him. Prayers to his family and his school community.

A neighboring district just lost a 34 yr old teacher after a 3 wk battle in the hospital. Please include...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-08-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By chalkdusty
My roof is brown asphalt shingles that tend more...

My roof is brown asphalt shingles that tend more toward the yellow than the red if you can picture that.

I like the idea of a brass fixture for out front and at the kitchen door.
...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-08-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By chalkdusty
Help me choose outdoor

I decided on a cream color for my new siding. It is being installed now. The contractor asked if I wanted to replace my outdoor lights at each entry. The lights I have are 20 yrs old and looking...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-07-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By chalkdusty
What did I do? I spent a lot of time worrying...

What did I do? I spent a lot of time worrying about family and friends who are essential workers. I fretted over community members who are too obstinate to follow healthcare guidelines. I kept a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-06-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 46
 
Posted By chalkdusty
I am so happy for both of you! I retired this...

I am so happy for both of you! I retired this past year. I thought I'd miss teaching, but I have to say that I really don't. Losing all that stress out of my life has been wonderful! And not having...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-06-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By chalkdusty
I do not miss the Sunday night stress of gearing...

I do not miss the Sunday night stress of gearing up for the coming week.
I do not miss classroom management.
I do not miss helicopter/lawnmower parents.
I do not miss feeling overwhelmed by...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-06-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By chalkdusty
I think Jennings would be a good choice, but I...

I think Jennings would be a good choice, but I agree that Trebek is the face of Jeopardy! Bringing Jennings on while Trebek is still able to host the show is a good way to transition. I would...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-03-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By chalkdusty
I took that 10 years ago for nerve damage. It...

I took that 10 years ago for nerve damage. It took a while, but helped with that. I don't remember if it helped with sleep or not. It's been too long ago. However, it made me crave carbs and I gained...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-03-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By chalkdusty
Oh, Ed! This Missourian feels your pain. My state...

Oh, Ed! This Missourian feels your pain. My state was named #51/52 for best states(DC and Puerto Rico) to work in during a pandemic. The only state that saved us from being dead last was yours....



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