Teh Squeaky Wheel
Caturday greetings, GN!
That kitteh’s gonna be mighty surprised if that balloon pops.
And when the balloon pops you know who he’ll blame and make to suffer.
Good amount of rain last night -- scattered for the rest of the day and tomorrow and then it hits hard starting on Monday.
Hope you and teh missus are feeling better.
Also hoping that HOA along E.L.A. I pointed out last time I saw you two has some tile roof leaks over the coming week. (As the underlying waterproofing for all of the tiles roofs -- except the few we’ve already redone -- was improperly installed.)
We gave them some numbers in March of ’17 (which have gone up); they were planning to redo them over three years; it’d be nice if this is the first of them. (Since it’d be a profitable, low-stress job and the commute from Jim’s every day would be pretty easy. Plus, the occasional lunch at PC’s.) 🙂
Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
I keep waiting for that balloon to pop and the kitteh to go vertical.
We got about a third of an inch of rain last night.
Sven -- hope you and Mrs. Sven are feeling better.
Sheesh, today’s first playoff game between Chiefs and Colts was quite dull.
There was not much point in watching after the half. The Rams v. Cowboys game is much better.
LAUSD teacher strike set for Monday. According to the Daily News, typical teacher salary is $80K. Not sure how much their other benefits are worth, but if I remember correctly teachers also get like 3 months more vacation than regular workers. Not a bad gig.
Teachers typically get about 8 weeks off during the summer, plus two weeks at Christmas, then one week near Easter for spring break. Starting salaries aren’t great, but you’ve got a guaranteed raise every year and can get another raise for getting an easy-to-get Master’s degree. The retirement benefits suck, unless you put in enough years, then they are golden. So when you hear about the high percentage of teachers leaving the field after x number of years, just remember that they are funding the retirement for those that can stick it out.
On the other side of the ledger, it can be a very emotionally draining occupation.