What do you do over the summer?

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  1. Lisabobisa

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    I always work ESY. I'll also be working my second job.

    This year I'll be moving. I finally decided to buy a house instead of renting so that will be my main project!
     
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    Oh geez. Many good thoughts your way because moving is a project.
     
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    Operating from terror of Utah housing market: You could afford to buy a house?!

    (have no idea your housing market)
     
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    I only have 3 more years before I retire, so would probably stick it out because the extra salary would help to pad my nest-egg. If I was mid-career, I would have to consider it carefully; with the current workload expectations, I need more time away from the classroom than that.
     
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    If we weren't married to other people...
     
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    Haha! My family and I traditionally take a week ish camping trip before school starts back. They do boy scouts so I usually volunteer to go on the trips.
     
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    I'm very good with my money and saved enough for a decent down payment. The mortgage will be about the same as what rent is going for in this area (Florida), so it made more sense to start building my own wealth vs someone else's.
     
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    May (two weeks): planning for my summer job, house work, board game convention
    June: Possibly shooting a short film, working on learning different software (PD)
    July: Coordinator of Residential Life at a residential program for gifted teens
    August (one week): set up classroom
     
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    I work summer school but I'll have about 4 weeks off. I'm definitely going to take my dog to the park more. Maybe pack a picnic basket and hang out if it's not too hot. I read a lot, organize the house, and just relax. My husband and I might plan a short vacation but they usually aren't more than 4-5 days long.
     
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    That's awesome! And very wise! Good luck!
     
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    Sorry! I bet you would have done a great job!
     
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    I usually travel (several countries in Europe, including my own), camp out of state. (last year Nevada and Utah), other than that just camp and hike the lake, the mountains and the river in the area.

    This year as soon as school is out I'm driving from California to Alaska and then back through 3 other states. IT will take 5-6 weeks, camping along the way, hunting in Alaska. Then when I'm home, I might still go to Utah and visit a few places, then camp in the local mountains and lakes. I'm buying a small kayak next week, so I know I'll be enjoying the water and even fishing.
    This might be my best summer yet :)
     
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    Sometimes you just need to know the right people to get certain jobs or maybe they see you as overqualified.
     
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    Planning to go for an internship abroad in this summer
     
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    Eat, sleep, travel and avoid as many children as possible. Great time of the year!
     
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    Maybe tone down your “BIG” personality because that can be off-putting for some people. No offense, of course! Just act like they expect you to during the interview process and don’t go over the top. After all, what if it’s what’s keeping you from getting hired?
     
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    I just saw The Secret Life of Pet: 2 today. Another crossed off the list. On to Aladdin and MIB: International!
     
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    I wanted to see Ma, but I'll probably go back for Spiderman. I'm binging Blindspot on Hulu.
     
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    So far in total, I've finished up Family Guy, South Park, Glass, Broken, Split, started the In Between, Black Lightning, Enemy Within( why did you cancel it NBC?) and going start the Gifted in a few days.
     
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    You’ve given me much to think about and watch! Love it.
     
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    I've been working on fixing up our house, running with my dog, and going to watch soccer, baseball, and the Blues win the Stanley Cup!
     
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    Take many day trips and read on average about 30 books per summer.
     
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    I’m teaching at a math camp for about 5 weeks. It is only in the mornings from 8-12 and they pay well. I think it’ll be a nice change.
     
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    Way different than a normal summer. Won't be able to go to the classroom at all (demolishing current school; have to be out by 1pm on the last day next week!), which will be a first, and have a child on the way...

    So basically - outside of the obvious relaxation, hiking, reading, and such...lots of preparation for the child and for the six-week paternity leave! Hopefully will get the math competition tests written this summer (otherwise I might not be able to do it this year), too.
     
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    Do you normally go in over the summer? We are allowed but I am not planning to! Students are dismissed at 10am and we are allowed to leave at 10:40. I plan on leaving right on time. I spent all of my preps this week packing up everything in my room so that is all set :)
     
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    Well, I've been planning to visit Europe in late July, Are there any solo travelers interested in being a travel buddy? I'm a traveler looking to do more trips and looking for a travel buddy. Already posted on these forums https://travelsites.com/travel-forums/

    Let me know if anyone there is bored or have plans in July to visit Europe, Happy to join the team.
     
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    Raining outside, just took this killer 3 hour nap, got up to a large cup of Oreo ice cream and now on to some baseball and movies. Oh, I'm not worthy!
     
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    I'm a solo traveler going to the U.K. mid-July. This will be my first solo trip out of country (I'm Canadian and have traveled solo to both coasts over the past couple of years.) I'm a bit nervous, but very, very excited!

    As far as travel buddies go, I recently connected with a teacher I taught with about 10 years ago and we are talking about traveling together next summer.
     
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    Have you been to Germany or Spain before? How long are you gonna stay in the UK? and what places you have planned to visit?
     
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    Hahaha! Sounds divine. Enjoy!

    I, myself, went and saw Aladdin today and it was spectacular. Then, I treated myself to a delicious sushi dinner at a local restaurant and it was so, so good. I even bought the most expensive sushi rolls because YOLO.

    And no rain here, just unrelenting sun; luckily, I stay inside most days, but I wish it were cool enough to ride my Segway (at full speed) around the nearby park. Sigh. Lol!
     
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    Okay, you have me hooked. Please tell us why they are demolishing the school. What happened?!

    And congratulations on the new addition to your family. :D
     
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    I teach ESY to the mod/severe special day class students. Its only half day and much less prep than the regular year though so its still like a vacation. I take naps in the afternoons, read, read, and read some more, which I struggle to have time for during year because I work so much and when I get home I'm too beat. I also have a tendency to work here and there on stuff that I putt off during the school year because I didnt have time to set it up.
     
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    Just saw Aquaman. 5 stars across the board!
     
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    Saw it a while ago — agreed!
     
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    Got to wait 3 1/2 years for the sequel. Arrgghh.....
     
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    I’ll be almost 31. Ugh!!!
     
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    Where in the UK are you planning to go? That's my home country, I'd be willing to give you tips and places to visit! What is on your itinerary there?
     
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    It's my first time there and I'm doing an organized bus tour. 2 days/nights in London, then a whirlwind--Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, then back to London. I won't have much time anywhere, but it will give me a taste of where to go back and spend more time.
     
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    I may actually complete my dream of decluttering the house. Yesterday I turned the scary crawl space under the stairs into a dollhouse room for the kids and the garage looks almost approachable.
     
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