In May I was told I was being moved from my current room to a room half the size. "Don't worry, you can take your time moving this summer." School got out on June 7. Friday, June 8, I was back in and started tearing down my old room and moving stuff to my new room. I'm having to go through every box, bin, drawer, and cabinet, item by item, and decide what I can keep and what I need to give or throw away. So it's a long process and I was thinking at least two whole weeks of work. No one is allowed access to their rooms at my school when the custodians or an administrator is not there. June 11 and 12 (Monday and Tuesday) I had training. June 13 and 14 I was back in my room. By now, everything that was ever stored is now out on desks, so I can go through it. Thus far, I've filled two very large garbage cans. Friday, June 15 I had to get ready for a two week vacation. We left on vacation that weekend, and returned on July 3. July 5 and 6 (Thursday and Friday) I was back in the room working again. I get everything off the walls, and start going through files to make sure that I don't throw away anything that's confidential or important. That weekend, our cat had surgery. My wife asked me to stay home and care for him. So July 9 and 10 (monday and tuesday) I stayed home. Tuesday I get an email from the principal "You need to come and clean up your old classroom as soon as possible. The custodians are done with all classrooms except yours ... They cannot clean until you get your things out. They cannot move ____ until you get your things out. I went in there and it is a big mess. Please email me back as soon as you read this. Custodians are waiting on you! Thank you," The principal also said that if I didn't get in there by the next day, she would clean it herself, which would be bad since I'd end up with either important stuff thrown away and/or what I considered to be garbage moved to my new room. So I get to school the next day, and on my NEW classroom door there is a sign "WET FLOOR, DO NOT ENTER." So even if I had gone in those two days I took off, I'd have had to turn around and go home since the floor in my new room was wet from just having been waxed. So I manage to go in yesterday and get everything out of my old room. I probably ended up moving a truckload of stuff that I'll need to get rid of but at least the custodians started cleaning and now I'm (hopefully) on my own timeline for getting my new classroom ready for next year.