NO postings in my area at all this week for elementary school. However, I did get an email from a p. where I interviewed last year, assuring me that he received my packet and that he will "talk to you soon." So that is encouraging. Job posting doesn't close til Friday. Also in my inbox was this email from a p. where I interviewed last month. It really made me feel better, even though she doesn't have a permanent position available right now: "Dear Rainbowbird, I wanted to let you know that we will have a long term sub position opening up (likely in mid-December). While I hope that you are able to secure a position for this coming year, if that is not the case we would love to have you apply for this position. It will be in Kindergarten, probably for about 4 months for a maternity leave. If you are available, please keep us in mind. I'm not sure if you live close enough to sub in Xyz, but we are always looking for great substitute teachers. (One of the teachers we hired had subbed here frequently last year.) I feel badly that you did not get a position with us. You really did well at the interview and with the lesson. Thanks and I hope you are enjoying the summer! --B. " I will say again that I sent this woman a sincere thank you note (handwritten) after being rejected, because it really had been a good experience. There is always a chance for for the future (as evidenced by my other email). Good luck this week, everyone. I'm off to go do some shopping. I have been obsessing today...not good.