So last week was my first week of teaching after not working since February. The week went really well, and I was excited to be back. The school is great, the colleagues are wonderful, the kids are…kids. All in all a great workplace. This afternoon I was preparing for the second week of classes, writing my lesson plans, preparing dinner for Monday, planning to go to bed early and then all of a sudden I wasn’t. I have next week off.
Swine Flu. I had heard some students a nearby college had been diagnosed with swine flu. There was a death over the weekend due to the flu. All elementary and secondary institutions have been closed for disinfection. So I worked one week, and now have a paid vacation. I do not mean to sound cavalier about the flu, but a week off is a week off.
So we are driving to Antalya to see Bulent’s sister. Antalya is a city right on the Mediterranean. Right now they are still enjoying beach weather, about 75 or 80. A nice break from the frigid 60-65 and sunny we are having in Ankara now.