Saturday, May 10, 2008

Times, They Are Becoming Quite Different

Time for a little news - The last week has been rather busy as we've been looking for a new flat for the pair of us to move into. The reason for this is that we've decided to change jobs and have been offered better positions in a school in Warsaw. As such this summer we will combine a wedding with starting a new job and moving house. What fun! It's sure to be a stressful time but one of, if not the, main reasons for changing job is to have more time to ourselves. With Agi studying in Warsaw every other weekend we would get some of that time back and also have fewer senseless meetings etc. in the new job. My timetable is also expected to move from being from 12-7pm to the morning which'll hopefully give me more useable free time.
Although this leaves us fairly busy it will have a lot of benefits. Warsaw has 1 national park and several other forested areas within the city. I'll also avoid the disasters that are summer schools this year.
I've begun working on organising my books and also on the JMBU weather course which is the first module there. All in all things are looking rosy at the moment. We've got 6 more weeks until things all begin changing.
Bonus point for knowing where the title comes from!


Anonymous said...

You don't do things by halves do you? 3 of the most streesful things and you do them all at once!
Well, best of luck to you both. I'm sure it will turn out well.
I thought it was "times they are a-changing" (Bob Dylan)


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sam_acw said...

Well the wedding is a stressful thing but we've been planning since last August and aside from a suit and flowers it's all pretty much planned.
Paying for it is more of a stress at the moment.
To be honest changing job is reduction in stress. My contract and pay are for working 24 hours (contact) and nothing more. Yet in some other paper, and general school policy, I have to be there between 6 and 8 hours a day 5 days a week. Added to the poor management, the fact that the flat is tied to the job complete with a company "cleaner" to check up on the flat and enough ugly furniture to sink a battle ship. We've got 3 sofa beds, 2 tables, 2 armchairs a 12ft long cabinet and a standard lamp in a 15ft by 15ft living room and the landlord won't let us move anything!

The quote was a Simpsons mis-quotation of the Bob Dylan Song.