Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spring Break (Part 2)

I'm testing the e-mail blogging feature of Blogger....

So, I'm smack-dab in the middle of my spring break. In four days, I'll be heading back up to Fox Creek. There are still a few things I need to do in town here, mostly paperwork that I had kept putting off while I was busy working.

Some of you might have noticed that I had finally changed my profile a while back and declared myself an Albertan. It took a good many months before I felt all right about not being a Northerner any more. If only I had an apartment or a house in Edmonton that I know I'd be moving into over the summer, then I'd be set.

As much as I'm beginning to feel okay about acclimatizing to the "south" again, there are still some loose ends to wrap up. I have yet to receive my full reimbursement for my move last summer. The Government of NWT was supposed to reimburse me for all of my moving expenses when I decided to move back to Vancouver after my teaching contract ended. It took almost eight months for me to see less than half of what I was entitled to. Now I have to dig out my claim forms and receipts once again and try to harass someone into hearing me out.

Other paperwork includes confirming with Graduate Studies at the University of Alberta regarding my scholarship, contacting the department about my registration, etc.. According to the online system, my registration date is today, but I was previously told to hold off until I receive further instructions from my department.

Then, there's filling out an application for student housing. It's my back-up plan in case I can't find a suitable apartment for me and my cat.

The daffodils and hyacinths are out en masse in the backyard. I'm still waiting for the cherry blossoms on the boulevard out front. Hopefully, they'll bloom before I leave to go back to Fox Creek.

Posting via e-mail works perfectly, except I had to delete the little ad at the bottom that comes with any Yahoo e-mail.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I may have good news for you. The HR of the GNWT is doing a much better job in the last few months resolving teacher issues. If your claim has to go through HR then it shouldn't be much of a hassle. Well at least that is what I understood at the AMCC of the NWTTA which took place on April 3-4th. Good luck!