I have been teaching for about 6 years. In this time, I have worked in 4 different states and all different positions. It is always so difficult to have to quit and start at square one each time we move. It is also difficult to get into a school system when you have to put your time in substituting and waiting to get a job. Once I have spent time substituting and I finally get a job, I only have about a year before I have to move and do it all over again. This can become daunting.
I have figured out with this move that I need to figure out a better career for myself. I have done research and found online teaching in China is really the best way to continue my career in education. Since I can work from home, it doesn’t matter where I am living or how often I move. This is an amazing side hustle for any teacher looking to make a little extra money and this also works as a full-time teaching job!
It has been four whole long weeks since we have moved in and the entire time we have had NO internet. We have been using our hot spot on our phones. We have run out of data and I was doing all of my internet surfing at coffee shops.
Not only was going out for coffee at coffee shops starting to get costly, but it was also getting costly to park. Believe it or not, in the small town that I live in, the meters don’t have a credit card machine, they only accept quarters. And since, I NEVER have change, I would end up begging cashiers to let me over-pay on my credit card for coffee and get quarters for meters. It was getting to be intense.
It was a pain. It is really a nightmare to not have internet.
Finally, the internet company sent out an employee for our modem and router. When my husband got home from work, it took us a while to fix all the cords and hook up the internet, but we did it.
So after about 30 days-which felt like 30 years. We have internet-it is such a relief! Having no internet is such an inconvenience these days.
Getting our Cable set up was difficult because there are only small cable companies where we live. So, it looked like everyone in our neighborhood was using satellite or Direct TV. We decided to use Direct TV since we had used it when we lived in Maryland in few years ago. In about a week, we had the Direct TV worker here setting up the tv and satellite for Direct TV. It was so hard to live without the tv for the week we didn’t have it here. It makes us feel so much more moved in now to have the tv working in our rooms.
The real nightmare has been the internet-we still don’t have internet. I have to use my hotspot every time I blog or have to surf the internet. It has been so hard to not have internet this whole time. It has been a couple weeks and we are struggling. First, when we called the internet company to set it up, they said that it would take a couple days for them to set it up. They said they would call us when it was set up and ready for someone to come out. We also said that we would like to buy the router, and they were going to ship it to us. About a week passed, and we spoke to them to arrange the set up day.
I was so excited for the set up day! The morning of the set up day, my husband called to confirm the time with them and during this called they asked if we had the router. We reminded them that we told the representative that we would buy the router and then we were told that it was supposed to have been shipped to us. Unfortunately, the company failed to ship it to us. So then, they had to cancel the set up day.
They have now set up a new day to come install our internet. And we were told the router should be here, the day our internet gets set up…I’m not going to hold my breath. I am so disappointed with the lack of service we have gotten from this internet company. I am really hoping that we get internet this week. Otherwise, it will be going on a full month of using up data and being off the grid.