Last night's din din. I'm surprised I didn't notice the toenail clippers sitting there. Eww.
Well I'm just about finished up with my level zero guy except he added another 30 hours to the contract. That's good news since I have no other work at the moment. It's starting to look really sketchy with the contracts too this session. I've got an interview today at another college but the job is also contractual and because of the nature of the hours would preclude me from taking other contracts except the more flexible low (like half) paying ones. A dilemma. I hate to close the door on some of my long time contracters but somehow I'm going to have to put food on the table. Although I'm wont to panic when I'm insecure about income, I'm trying the little mantra "everything will work out". Because from all experience, it usually does.
Anyway, my student is starting to say some things spontaneously with the verb "be". Finally. Although it was kind of disheartening yesterday when he asked me what "and" was again. The good news for him is that he is getting approved for a thousand hour immersion program somewhere else. His more realistic goal of being able to join that progam without being totally lost is what I'm working on for the next two weeks.
Wow, this is really exciting stuff huh? There's also the exciting business of health ailments. Not mine, but spouse's. He's got a terrible ear infection and the antibiotics he was prescribed last Friday haven't helped. He didn't like that doctor though so he tried to find another. Unfortunately, there aren't enough family doctors for everyone to have one (yet) so if you're young and healthy like we are, you have to use the walk-in system. This can mean long waiting times, but not always. Last time I went, I got in in 20 minutes. It's because the doctors are paid less here and the US bleeds a lot of the doctors away. I don't know if that means the US has the best and brightest doctors though, it sounds more like they've got the greedy ones. What do I know though, I'm just a language teacher.