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The screeching of the alarm announced the “official” end of summer. My wife started to rouse herself out of bed, so she could get to school for the first day of her school’s in-service.

This fall, there are going to be a number of disruptions. First, having moved to a new house, the beginning of school means that we will not only have to establish new routines and habits, but to do so in a foreign place. It will be a rough week

At school, as evidenced by the picture to the right, we are undergoing a major renovation of the space which was occupied by both our high school and administrative offices. Everyone will have to learn new routes, habits and routines. I know that for myself, even what would seem simple, the mailing of a package has become an adventure, as I had to figure which office had the supplies and where I needed to place the package so it would be picked up. The old routines and patterns will be shifting daily.

For the start of school, this is a wonderful opportunity to rethink everything. Take nothing for granted. This will permit us to look at different views. This investigation will be exciting and invigorating.

I am excited about the new year. There are many plans underway that I am excited to share with you over the course of the next few months. I hope you will take the time to keep your eyes open to new possibilities and ways.

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