I've been super super busy working as the long-term theatre and choir substitute at Ecker Hill Middle School in Park City, Utah. I teach 4 choir classes and 2 drama classes. I just finished directing High School Musical, Jr. We put the whole thing together in less than 8 weeks, which was INSANE since we only could practice before school for an hour. I think I developed an ulcer from doing the show, but it was worth it. The show went great in the end. Everything came together! Here is a cast picture we took on closing night:
Teaching full-time has been crazy. I was supposed to only be at the school until the end of October, but I've now been asked to stay through the next quarter, which goes until the end of January. I'm excited to stay employed for a while longer and to keep getting teaching experience, but I'm not excited about driving to Park City every day in the winter. Last month, we spent more on gas than our rent. Top that.
In addition to the musical I have also put on a choir concert with 130 kids, did an annoying complicated fundraiser with 190 kids, and suffered through more high maintenance parents than I thought I would deal with in a lifetime! I'm getting better at handling everything...I think. I guess that's just the life of a new teacher.
Now for Daniel!
Many of you know that Daniel has been working for a company called Osmose for over 2 years. To put it lightly, he has not enjoyed this job, but it has paid the rent and put food on the table. They like to do shady stuff and not pay Daniel for things he should be paid for. A month or so ago they tried to say that Daniel would have to pay for any damages that happen on his truck, and it was the last straw. They give him a terrible truck that can't handle the Wyoming terrain, and that is not his fault. Also, they refused to let Daniel transfer to a job that would allow him to be near me (SUPER not cool), so he finally QUIT! It was a huge leap of faith for us to make that decision as he did not have another job lined up. For the past month Daniel has been out of work, spending every day without a car, just applying for hundreds of jobs.
Well, it finally paid off! DANIEL GOT A JOB! He starts this upcoming Tuesday. It is with a really neat company called Ice Edge Business Solutions. He is going to be a data analyst. He gets catered lunch every day and a stipend toward getting a hybrid car--YAY! Goodbye 1997 Mountaineer!
Anyway, I'm so proud of him and how hard he has worked to find a job. GO DANIEL!
We also had an awesome trip to Vegas that we will have to tell you all about VERY soon! It has been a good month for the Faulks, and we hope to have many more to come!