In the house the shower seems to have stopped leaking now after being positively encased in silicone. The plasterers have finally finished the hall, stairs and landing. The electricians have been and checked the electrics, everything is safe again (MIL house sat for us). Huge sigh of relief. Just waiting for the joiner to come back from his holidays and start on the staircase and doors. Oh, and two of the burglar alarm sensors seem to be broken as well. Heigh ho!
Daughter has settled back into her school routine and she has now added 'spellings' to her homework along with her reading. If anyone has any tips on how to get a stubborn five year old to learn ten spellings a week please let me know. We've had tears, flouncing and shouting so far! (All on her part, not mine, I must add)
Work is still manic (I've already done the first Parents' Evening of the year) and, given that the whole school computer network seems to be malfunctioning I think I've coped rather well. I have now gone back in time. I am writing on a normal board instead of an interactive one, I am giving pupils photocopied worksheets instead of taking them in computer rooms to work on-line and I am putting notes in other teachers' pigeonholes instead of e-mail. It's like teaching in the last century! He he he!
I'm back to rehearsing with choir again after the summer break and I've a concert at the Bridgewater Hall to look forward to on October 4th.
So, I'm back in the swing of things, busy, busy, busy and no time to stop and think, except ......