In Australia new school year starts between late January to early February. The school year ends in December. Over summer the students generally have six weeks off school. Suzi On Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:45 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Thank you. It is a new semester and a new school year has began as well. I am starting my senior year. Here new school years start in the fall and end in the spring. From:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Susan Waaga Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:42 AM To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [audio-pals] Re: First Day of School All the best for a new semester (or is it a new school year over there?) at school Josh! Suzi On Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:47 PM, Thomas McMahan <shadowmonstrosity@xxxxxxx> wrote: Wouldn’t that be a sacrifice on her part then, since she voluntarily removed herself? She did a lot to keep you alive *lol*. I think things would be different if she were still here with us. She is missed whether she knows it or not. But factoring her schedule it’s also understandable. She would get swamped when the list is in high traffic mode, then she would really be annoyed at you at that point. On Aug 20, 2014, at 7:20 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Perhaps her removal from the list is what kept me alive *LOL*. From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Thomas McMahan Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:36 PM To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [audio-pals] Re: First Day of School I think Amanda probably often wants to ring Josh’s neck, maybe it’s a daily decision making process, perhaps even hourly, but a class in family stress will likely increase the frequency that the neck ringing decision making process occurs. Now I’d better go reread that and see if I actually got the point across without setting myself in trap *lol* Looks okay. I forgot, perhaps it’s a moment by moment thing too. We can only guess since Amanda isn’t in our list, but that avoidance, thus silence speaks for itself. Perhaps when she was in our group she felt like ringing other necks too, but that was a while back when she was with us. . On Aug 20, 2014, at 3:12 PM, BethAnn LaPresta (Redacted sender "bela28_02@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Didn't Amanda sometimes want to ring Josh's neck anyway? Why should today be any different? All kidding aside, just think about the way you will be able to advocate for your clients as a lawyer---when you are ready, I have a doozy for you regarding 2 airlines who left my sister stranded in their airports with NO assistance. Whereas, if she would've needed wheelchair assistance she would've been treated much differently...apparently just a service dog isn't enough anymore. The ADA wasn't at all interested in pursuing this matter, the airline denied the event. This has been very, very, very, very maddening to me, obviously. Go Josh!! On Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:51 PM, Thomas McMahan <shadowmonstrosity@xxxxxxx> wrote: Shouldn’t a family stress class have some stress for you and your family then? Sounds like it’s going to live up to it’s billing. You will do okay. Amanda might want to ring your neck before the semester is over, but you will get it done *lol*. On Aug 20, 2014, at 1:56 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: I had a little issue when I first arrived at the school. It was kind of weird because the semester before last the area that they drove me to was the big deal and they said they couldn’t take me thorugh there, well some of the drivers anyways. This time they took me to the place that was the issue when all they had to do was drop me off at the entrance there at the street. They insisted that they could not do that because there was construction going on. I told them I was aware of the construction and if they will walk me back to the road I will show them where I need to go. They refused saying that the construction blocks the road. Finally, I get my disability person on the phone there at the school and he says he will come over there which he is in an office several blocks away. After I hung the phone she said well lets walk donw where I had originally said. I told her exactly where I needed to go and she complimented me telling me that I drew a pefect visual and brought us right up to the doors I needed to go to. I am thinking to myself why didn’t you just listen the first time when I told you instead of both my driver and one of the supervisors acting like I was an idiot. So, I try to call my disability person back and he had already started making the trek over so he had to walk all the way over there to just find that I was where I needed to be. Hopefully that does not continue to be a problem. I made it to class without any issues once I was inside the building. The class although very interactive with groups which I am not a big fan of was and seems like it will be an interesting class. Then I catch the bus over to the disability office only to find out that they did not let me off at the right doors. So, I am trying to find an office and I did so I asked them how to get hwre I needed to go. So, I get up to the office where I need to be and talk to the person I need to talk to only to find out that they do not have what I need. So, I make the phone call and take the bus back over to the building where I need to be. I then head inside to go to my second class. This class is going to be a tough one even though it is a junior level class. The work load sounded like it is going to be graduate level. This is my family stress class. The graduate student though seems like he is going to be willing to work with me and that makes all the difference in the world when you have a teacher willing to work with you and get feedback. I go to head out for the day and I am waiting at the door for my bus. While waiting a friend of mine, also blind, walks in and I helped her find the elevator. I think I threw her off by standing on the wall she needed in order to get to the elevator. So, I did my good deed for the day. A lady was walking from the parking to trying to get to the cross over bridge, this is where I get to do my second good deed for the day *LOL*, she asked me how to get to it. Just so happens I remember that location very well from the days I worked on campus and was able to give her directions right to whre she needed to go. I have homework in both the classes I had this morning. We will see how my 3 hour class goes this evening.