My weekend didn’t start off too well – it sort of struck me as odd that TPA#3 would be so similar to TPA#2. At least for the first quarter of the write-up, which I had done on Thursday, they were identical. I even asked my teacher if it was considered bad form to copy much of the information from TPA#2 to TPA#3. I decided to go to the official California teacher website and look at an original TPA#3 form. Good thing I did! It turned out that I had copied the TPA#2 from the website and had labeled it TPA#3. I copied TPA#3 and began the laborious transfer of data from my “fake” TPA#3 form to the real TPA#3 form. It took all morning. Fortunately, I was able to use about 80% of what I had done. If I had gone any further on Thursday, it would have been bad news because only the first section had any meaningful crossover. Good thing I had subb’d on Friday!
Right around lunch, I spent some time with my (sick) wife showing her how to work the new technology I had purchased and the Netflix account. Later, I discovered that a new Social Studies position had opened up in Mt. View, so I applied. My wife and I went to a nice Chinese dinner before picking up the kids at their all day youth event. When the kids got home, I showed them how to work the new Netflix account. And that was pretty much my Saturday.
Sunday, it was just me and the kids at church. My wife was still sick and unable to talk. Our new pastor absolutely hit it out of the park – great sermon and great Bible Study! After church was over, I worked on the “real” TPA#3 until around six, then played tennis with my son and then we went grocery shopping. My daughter has started watching Being Human from episode #1 (me too!). I recently turned her on to the show and she loved it. My son has started watching Walking Dead and Breaking Bad – two friend recommendations for TV series. I haven’t had a chance to watch more than one episode of Breaking Bad with him. Maybe when I’m done typing, I’ll be able to. I have also reserved Battlestar Galactica and the original Star Trek for my son because I think he will enjoy those series.