date. At about this time, I was informed by the water company that there was no water line in the roadway in front of the house. I was greatly perturbed at the original information provided to me by a water company representative and requested that restitution be paid to reimburse us for the expenses incurred that were apparently due to the negligence of a water company employee. After much contact with the water company, restitution for costs incurred were finally provided by this corporation. Months later, another neighbor positively informed me that there was a water line in the road that extended for the entire length of the road. A business that specialized in the sale and installation of carpet was hired to provide flooring in an area of the house. Instead of parking their large truck on the driveway and carrying the rolled carpet to the house, the driver of the truck drove this vehicle onto the lawn and as far as possible to the door of the house. After the carpet was installed, the driver of the truck attempted to back out of the yard. The truck tires became stuck in the soft soil under the grass leaving us with a significantly damaged front yard to repair. An apology was offered by the carpet company. In early autumn, the house was in good condition and available to be rented. Our philosophy regarding the determination of a rental fee was to set a monthly rental price significantly below comparable rentals in the area. Through this reduced rent, spouse and I hoped that the tenant would be satisfied and would not damage the property. By October, spouse rented the house to a man and his elderly mother. Spouse was impressed that this man knew much about construction and even offered to make minor repairs on the house if needed. I had mentioned to the tenants that the electric heat in the house could result in large utility bills for these renters. The tenant seemed unconcerned with this notification until receiving the first bill. Within two months, the tenant expressed his outrage over the cost of this energy source. At this time, spouse and I purchased a wood burning stove that was inserted into the fireplace of the home. Thereafter, the tenant complained that the house was too hot requiring the opening of windows.
I applied for an elementary teaching school job with three school districts near to our home. I was hoping to receive a teaching job that was confirmed by the late spring, to begin in September as I believed that summer preparation would provide for a good classroom organization and plan. But for the interim, I applied to several school districts for substitute teaching and was called in to substitute in many classrooms. Substitute teaching can be anxiety producing as one never knows what to expect in each new classroom of assignment. Some teachers leave no plan or minimal plan for the day. Student’s many times also take advantage of the substitute teacher’s unfamiliarity with a classroom routine and behave atrociously. Other teachers are better organized for absences with plenty of review work that is clearly labeled for use by the substitute teacher. Sometimes the students in these classrooms are also previously advised that there will be a punishment for misbehaving with a substitute teacher. Some of my experiences substituting were in special education classrooms. These classrooms contained less than one half of the number of students of a regular classroom. Here I noted a wide range of abilities and disabilities of the students contained in one classroom. Some students appeared to be normal while others appeared retarded. I wondered about the effect of those students with greater disabilities on those students who appeared normal. I was also astonished at the number of special education classrooms contained in some elementary schools. When I attended elementary school in the same area, special education classes were virtually nonexistent. Except for special education, where there are