August and September have been intense! So many changes!
First, Michael has been a contractor at his job since like last October I think? He was going through the process to be hired as a full time employee when he got another job offer that was more of what he was looking for. It turned out to be a great opportunity and he took that job. His first week was towards the end of August! We are very relieved and excited for FTE job–with vacation and holiday pay! Contract workers are really screwed over by the system.
Second, my work was planning on a full re-opening right after Labor Day. With the Delta variant and a lot of businesses pushing back their reopening dates, I was skeptical it would happen. I was right, they decided to do a “soft” opening and have 20% of staff in the office in September and then I guess October will be the real reopening? We will see! Time will tell. I will still be doing a hybrid schedule, working from home most of the time, whenever the reopening happens. Thankfully! With Delta and being pregnant I am definitely more cautious and worried right now.
Lastly, Logan started KINDERGARTEN!!!!!! He has been SO excited all summer. I printed a summer calendar for him and he has been crossing off the days to the first day of school. Even though I am nervous about covid and schools, I was so excited for him to start, too!
Thankfully, Oregon has mandated that all teachers/staff/volunteers at K-12 are required to wear masks and get vaccinated. I am so grateful for that. Every little bit helps mitigate risk. Kids required to wear masks, too. I am trying to keep my anxiety at a low roar.
He had THE BEST DAY! He loved it and was so excited. And when we picked him up he was absolutely exhausted!
He’s now been to school about 4 days and he LOVES it. He loves his teacher, he’s great at taking the bus to school. The first time he got on the school bus emotional for us, but he was just fine. 😉
So many changes!