The pros: close enough to walk or bike, normal schedule, two decent paychecks, an opportunity to do what I love, a chance to love and discipline tough kids, meeting new people (coworkers) in Charlotte
The cons: tough kids, it's only two months, no benefits (bah)
We bought a car yesterday and a washer and dryer today. Busy! Both are pre-loved, and I think they will be good solutions for us. Mostly I'm just glad to be done stalking Craigslist.
Yesterday we had a consultation with a dog trainer. Our dogs just don't have good enough manners for Charlotte, and we're looking for some help. Not sure yet what we'll do, but I did learn that Ellie has some dominance (but not aggression) issues. Immediately this morning I started correcting her every time she did something I didn't like, and I have seen an instant change in her. I'm not kidding. I think she just needed some structure maybe. We'll see where that goes.
Got my hands on some rhubarb, and Tim made a strawberry rhubarb pie yesterday! Wowsers! The US has some awesome treats.
By the way, here are some good people I've run into recently in Charlotte:
Used appliances: JS Appliances 704-719-6600 (Call ahead or you'll never find it. It's sort of a sketchy location, but the appliances were good if you're willing to go! He buys them from foreclosed homes.)
Mechanic: Charlotte Star Service, 4225 Monroe Rd. 704-332-4111 (they specifically service Mercedes and BMWs)
Consignment stores: JLC Wearhouse 1117 Pecan Ave, JT Posh 2400 Park Rd. Suite 2-A, Consign by Design 739 Providence Rd., Men's: Revolve 339 Circle Ave Suite 1
Alterations: Anna's Alterations (already knew about this and LOVE it)
Any one know a good but inexpensive dog trainer in the area?