Along with all the other craziness that is happening this summer (a wedding in June and a baby coming in July), I am also starting a new job in August. And, since this new job is approximately an hour from where I live, I am moving in July.
When I decided to take the Praxis tests (discussed in a previous post) I also decided to find a teaching job in 2014. My job search went extremely smoothly: I applied at one school, I did one interview, and then two weeks later, I signed the contract. The fact that this is the private school that Ellie has been working at for the last two years has a good deal to do with the fact that the principal had a high opinion of me before he even saw my resume.
So, starting in August, I will be a kindergarten teacher at Maranatha Baptist Academy, in St. Robert Missouri. With Ellie and I both there, we decided it would be good for us to rent a place together close to the school. She has been renting a room at a friend's house these last two years, but the commute was 30 minutes from their house to the school.
The day I signed my contract, Ellie and I went looking at places to rent. Our first stop was a small cottage owned by a friend of the pastor of Maranatha Baptist. I fell in love immediately.
Next time I go, I'll try to remember to take a camera and take pictures so I can post them. It's a very small house, but was remodeled a few years ago and they put in a vaulted ceiling, which really makes it seem bigger inside. There is a nice wood floor in the kitchen/dining room/living room area, and new carpeting in the two bedrooms. Ellie and I are planning on setting up bunk-beds in the larger of the two bedrooms, and using the second room as our craft room. Which I'm excited about. :)
For now we are all focusing on Kimberly's wedding in four weeks, but after that, Ellie and I will be flea-market, antique, and yard-sale shopping. I'm looking forward to it, though the prospect of setting up a house is rather daunting. Fortunately for us, parents and siblings all have things to contribute, so we have already started gathering things. :)