Anyhow, after 34 hours of vacation time unpacking and preparing my classroom (link to the before pictures) coinciding with the construction and painting because, no, it still isn't all done, the room was presentable to begin this morning.
bright lime, light blue, and brown color scheme from the previous two years, this turquoise and black decor seems kind of boring (the ugly new paint color doesn't help either), but it's very calm...maybe that was my problem the last two years!?!?! I'm still without an electronic whiteboard which I have forgotten how to teach without. However, it's supposed to be installed tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed!
One day down, 179 more to go!