As I remember from my past experiences, it's always a little scary going to a new place and getting settles--as you yourself undoubtedly know from going off to college and then grad school. But you'll meet lots of nice and interesting people quite soon. I hope you'll be moving into an apartment house where there are other nice neighbors to welcome you, or will be renting a room in a boarding house of sorts. When I went off to teach I found a room that had been a sitting room in an old house. My landlady rented her upstairs rooms to other people. We became friends, and we ended up having dinner together, which she madeand doing my laundry (I was probably about your age, 22-23). She also included me in family dinners on the holidays and taught me cribbage. I guess you'll try to find a place somewhat central to your three schools. How will you get from one place to another? Are there good bus routes. Should we be moving this conversation/discussilon to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bschat/members?o=6? I don't want to annoy anyone. smile Cindy I guess you'll --- "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I will be working in Lynn, Chelsea, and Everett, > which are the northern > suburbs of Boston or so I have been able to gather > so far, smile. > > I will be teaching, on an itinerate basis, which > means I travel from school > to school, to provide instruction, in Braille, using > vision effectively, > assistive technology, and any other skills that my > students need to prepare > them for intradependent lives, smile. See I didn't > use independent, as we > are none of us totally independent. smile. > > But that is the plan. Thanks everyone. > > Laurel, > > I will let you know what I learn through this. > > I will say > > That I am using a lot of the check lists, in > > The Renter's Survival Kit > > Which is in the collection. Lots of good stuff in > there. > > Making lists, lots of lists of things to do, from > > Making sure to get a fresh perscription on my meds, > to getting a up to date > history of my dog's health, to figuring out how to > transfer my NLS > membership, to what exactly am I packing, and how am > I getting it tthere. > > Plus figuring out SSDI and how it figures, how to > get a loan, how to switch > my insurance so I am not ccaught without health > insurance. And the list > goes on, and on, and on, smile. My Rehab Counselor > has been really great > throughout this, with being willing to help with > relocation expenses, and > also the transplant in the braillenote. And > well.... It will fall together, > there are just a lot of pieces to be worked on, > smile. > > Ah, sigh. Am tired , will listen to Pentacost > alley, and work on finishing > up a knitted Christmas present need to finish. > > > Smile. > > It is a very fun, and frankly quite terrifying > experience, at the moment, I > will feel much better as the prospects and definite > details, fall into > place, smile. > > But it is fun. > > Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI > and Judson, guiding golden > juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. > Graduate Alumni Association Board > www.guidedogs.com > > Dog ownership is like a rainbow. > Puppies are the joy at one end. > Old dogs are the treasure at the other. > Carolyn Alexander > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 3:23 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: O_T I have a JOB > > > Shelley, That's wonderful!!! Congratulations!! > > Will this be in a regular school or a school for the > blind and vsually impaired or otherwise handicapped? > What subject? And when you say teenagers, is it > high > school or middle school? Are ou in Boston proper or > one of the surrounding areas, like Brookline, where > I > spent my early years? > > Cindy > > > --- "Sh > elley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > Hi you all, > > > > I got a message today, and I have a job, in Boston > > after the first of the > > year. I will be teaching blind and visually > > impaired teenagers. Smile. Am > > kind of excited and nervous too. > > > > Is anyone in the Boston area on here? > > > > Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. 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