It's as quiet as hell. The kids don't start until next week. So far I have mostly sat through meetings, inservice trainings, and various other b.s. In my spare time, I am readying my room for this year, which is a mammoth task. The idiot who previously did the job I'm going to do has the entire room jammed to the rafters with books that should really be out in the classrooms for the teachers to use.
He was so concerned about a single page getting dog-eared that he kept everything locked up in his little fortress, and I simply refer to him as the "Book Nazi", not to be confused with the "Copy Nazi", a paraprofessional who counts every single Xerox copy you make and reports in if she thinks your paper usage is excessive or unnecessary.
This is truly a great profession, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to be overstressed, underpaid, and worked into an early grave.