Thursday, November 13, 2008

Working Again

I mentioned working in one of my posts and I've been meaning to post about that.

Shortly after we moved up here, I started calling surrounding area school districts to find out if there were programs for the deaf in any of the schools and offer my assistance in subbing. I found the area ISD that has a program and hires the interpreters and they were absolutely thrilled that I was available to sub. I'm their only sub! I had originally left a message and when they called me back, they asked me if I could come in asap to do the paperwork 'cause they had an interpreter out all week the next week! So I was off and running! Not sure I was ready for it yet, but jumped right in. I'd gotten used to being at home and I've actually kept pretty busy since we moved. But it was good to get into the school system again and work with kids and interpret! I like being able to say "no" if it won't work out, to get out of the house every so often, and to use my skills! It's been great to network with other interpreters in the area - they've all been wonderful and welcoming!

I've been working for four weeks now and I've been called every week so far! I've enjoyed it and it's great extra money! And Corey's schedule is flexible, so he watches Caedmon while I'm working and then he gets his work done when I get home. We're so thankful to be able to work it out like this!

3 comments:

Mikaela said...

Sounds like an ideal set up!

Anonymous said...

Ya ..One of the good things about Corey's "work" is the flexibility...so glad you are getting to make those connections with the school...a great way to be in touch with the needs of people...Love ya , Kathy

Neal, Rachel and Morgan said...

What??? Someone else gets you now??? I hope they treat you well. I bet they don't have food that you can eat there!!!!! I should mail you a muffin...never mind it would probably be nasty by the time you got it!!! Guess you have to come and visit sometime! Glad to hear you are enjoying it!