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Discussion: Exciting news

in: Cristina; Cristina > 2018-05-16

May 16, 2018 9:04 PM # 
Wishing you good luck in your new (relatively) environment!
May 16, 2018 9:10 PM # 
Warm welcome back to the States!
May 16, 2018 10:21 PM # 
We can finally do the Porter Square Escalator Challenge!
May 17, 2018 3:47 AM # 
Have you told Barb yet?
May 17, 2018 4:07 AM # 
Oh wow! I know lots of people in that area and will ask about job stuff!
May 17, 2018 2:37 PM # 
Swampfox, I figured once we start moving into the apartment below Barb she'd have no choice but to hire me. Cross your fingers!
May 17, 2018 2:48 PM # 
Was wondering when you'd be arriving. I suppose it will be bitter sweet leaving Norway, but you'll be back in the fold of all your O friends and we'll all be better for it. Best wishes as you wind down and prepare to move.
May 17, 2018 4:34 PM # 
May 17, 2018 4:54 PM # 
Fait accompli is often the best way to go when seizing/annexing new territories, etc. (Normally I wouldn't know what stuff like "fait accompli" mean, but luckily I have J-J to help me with these things.)

I guess you realize there will be some differences--the bread, drivers, lack of wet marshes on slopes, to name but a few. Plus, when you turn on the TV, almost nobody will be speaking Norwegian. These things can be difficult, but you can always call the helplines to ease the necessary adjustments.

Good thing you're coming from Norway! In the current political climate, the only place that would be better to be from would be Russia--maybe. On the other hand, if you were trying to sneak in from one of the many undesirable countries such as Guatemala, Nigeria, Bangladesh, or Canada, you could be certain that ICE agents would already be waiting for you at your new digs.

Anyway, it should all be smooth sailing for you as long as you don't try to sneak any EU produced aluminum ingots through Customs.
May 17, 2018 8:09 PM # 
"Fait accompli" is French for "chubby sidekick". Such as Oliver Hardy or Lou Costello.
May 18, 2018 12:29 AM # 
Party in the USA! Welcome back.
May 18, 2018 1:21 PM # 
Great news!
May 18, 2018 1:33 PM # 
Congrats! Exciting.
May 19, 2018 1:34 AM # 
Cool! And congrats.
May 19, 2018 7:08 PM # 
Welcome home!
May 20, 2018 4:08 AM # 
May 20, 2018 4:45 PM # 
Don't know what grade Melissa teaches Math at, but
The Mass state certified may be an issue I guess.....
May 20, 2018 4:50 PM # 
Oh, thanks! Melissa has a provisional teaching license in MA (Math 8-12), so that's something. Her experience has been in high school, though I imagine that many middle schoolers in Lincoln are at least at the same level as the juniors and seniors she's taught here, so not actually that different...

The first round of job applications has resulted in 0 contact from anyone so we appreciate all tips!
May 20, 2018 5:33 PM # 
Oh, OK then. If she takes a look at Lincoln's hiring website I think they also have a job at Hanscom AFB (Lincoln is contracted for the school there) but I think it said that post was just for a year. The kids are also a very different challenge there, as many of them are just passing through.

Lincoln is nice as it is a reverse commute. As a second benefit (?) she knows someone who teaches there - Kristin!

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