Well, there hasn’t been much going on here lately worth blogging about, just a steady rhythm of classes to teach and weekends spent at the beach doing lesson plans for the upcoming week. Not a bad rhythm at all. But, I did get exciting news this past week–the project has been renewed for another 10 months, meaning I’ll be working here again next year!
This year’s contract finishes on July 11th and the new one will probably start at the beginning of October and finish up next August. What am I going to do between July 11th and October, you ask? My tentative plans are to fly back to Montana on the 11th, do a little visiting and then fly to Thailand and Laos around the 23rd of July. I’ll stay in SE Asia for a couple of months and then come back to Montana around the 23rd of Sept. I want to visit my old haunts in Glendive before coming back down to the Dominican Republic. So, those are tentative plans, subject to change, but I’ll probably go online to buy my air ticket to Thailand very soon. Right now the fare is around $1600–that might go up or go down, but I’ll do a bit of exploring to see if I can’t find a cheaper price.
Now, as far as the Yankees are concerned, the team is off to a very bad start, losing 5 of 6 to the arch-rival Red Sox. (Karen, I can hear you chortling with glee all the way from Massachusetts.) But, bad starts aren’t all that unusual for the Yanks, so there’s no need to push the panic button, yet. The team’s getting most of their injured players back in the next week or so, so things should start to turn around soon. Hopefully. Wishfully. More later.