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    Good WACKY Wednesday morning!

    Full house of kiddos, my 2 kiddos AND DH. He just didn't feel good today. UGH You mean you needed to be a PITA to me and be in my way today. And whiny.

    Our big preschool day of the week. We will see if schedules work and kids arrive on time, etc.. I already need to change the one I created. No after-school kid now, so no need to walk to school to get him.

    Going grape picking with boys on Friday. Which means making grape jelly this weekend. Friends grapes are ready and we are helping pick this year in exchange for grapes.

    Teens are plugging away at their resume course.
    Today, also making them pick tomatoes, pull last of beans and zucchini. Needs to get done.

    And that is it for my boring day.
    Have a WONDERFUL day!
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    Imminent grape picking sounds like fun!

    I have puppy recheck today, regular domestic tasks, and Im planning to declutter the last of the flat surface issues in the downstairs. Maybe work on my Great BookShifting Project of Fall 2016. Moving the kids non-fiction books upstairs, where they will be kept safer, and more room for the too-many downstairs toys. As I digitize our upstairs personal library, I have been boxing the books and clearing the shelves... only to put more books from other places in. But I think its a battle against entropy that I am starting to get the upperhand on.

    So, another routine day here, too.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    Good luck with that. Books are our downfall. Love books, small house. Luckily, I had room in our bedroom on my shelf for a lot of the living room ones. I had them stored on 2 plant stands but we removed those and then I had like a 6 ft. stack of books to do something with.

    Hope the puppy recheck goes better than the other day!

    Ya, hope it goes well. The grapes. Last year, she just brought me a box. This year, we said we would help. I have tall boys, 6'4" and 6'5" so.... and DH requested that I make LOTS this year as he ate all I had last year in July.
    Told her we have to be done by Noon, so I can get home, destick myself and get DH at work. Guess I will be buying lots of jars on the way home and pectin so I can spend Sat. creating grape jelly!LOL
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    I am sick today. Nothing is getting done. So much to do too.
    I hope the puppy recheck goes well.
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    Finding places for all the books is a constant struggle isn't it? And I just can't get on the digital book bandwagon - who wants to curl up in bed with a tablet? After five years in this house, we are coming to a tipping point when choices will have to be made. Books are starting to overflow.

    Riceball - I'm sorry you're feeling yucky. I hope that you feel better soon.

    We're mostly done with school today. Just have to finish up spelling after lunch. Also going to do baby's monthly photo shoot today, and then she has a WIC appointment.

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    We have both. I prefer a physical book. But I have a Kindle. It does come in handy to haul to VA with DH or when we go to parents. If I run out of books there, I am screwed. If I have my Kindle, I always have several books. Plus it is a FIRE so has internet access, etc. and is sometimes easier than packing computer too.
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    Curling up in bed with the ipad is one of the best things! I have access to the world's library of books, all at my fingertips. For free! And reading at night, with night mode low contrast on to reduce eye strain... way more fun than lighting up the bedroom at odd hours to read!

    The vet visit took an hour of waiting... sigh. But stitches are out, and we have the mext stage of 4 weeks in cage or crate. The vet today told us to keep up with the sedatives. And that he had a (something.... lump of soft tissue / fluids / swelling) from havign been too active. Grrrrr.
    So, four more weeks.

    And I got my flat surface decluttered! Yay me.
    Dinner is pork-meatloaf with apples (as binder), and roasted yam bits. I hope it turns out!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    alexsmom, that sounds YUMMY! Come back and tell us how it was.
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    ohhhh apples in meatloaf! That sounds interesting! Sadly, Tech does not eat meatloaf (but does eat apples).

    Today DH is at work so there will be cleaning the rooms that have been packed already. And, we hired movers this time! YAY! I'm seriously hoping they can get it all moved in the allotted time. There was actually a "under 20 box move" check. Who the heck has less than 20 boxes? Ok, ppl moving out for the first time probably have less than 20 boxes. Maybe using REALLY BIG boxes. We don't.

    The kitties are absolutely refusing to eat food not in a bottle. They will taste the canned kitten food, but that's about it. And they go to my sisters in less than 2 weeks! UGH! So i've started mixing kitten food in with their milk in their bottle (btw, if any of you ever have to bottle raise kittens, goats milk is a VERY good replacement for cat milk). Hopefully they'll discover they like the taste and actually eat some of it out of the bowl.

    I'm about ready to strangle our mortgage lady. The square footage on the house is unknown. We won't know it til we get the appraisal. We can't do the insurance without the square footage. And she's on our case to get the last of the paperwork to use which we can't do until she schedules the stupid appraisal! Which we've told her! REPEATEDLY! And all paperwork is due MOnday. I might scream. We've FINALLY been charged for the appraisal, but have no idea when it's scheduled for and when we will get the information from it. House buying is actually more annoying than house hunting. But for totally different reasons. GRRR!!

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    I can definitely see the benefits of a tablet for travel, and I am interested in the concept of an e-book from the library for books I can't get physically and don't really want to buy, but I'm old fashioned I guess. Luckily my DH sleeps like a dead person, and me turning on the light doesn't bother him at all.

    House buying is actually more annoying than house hunting. But for totally different reasons. GRRR!!
    But when it's over it'll be sooo worth it. The last several times we moved, we hired movers to move large furniture only, and moved all of our boxes ourselves. It was a pretty economical way to do it. Less than $200 I think. Less than 20 boxes though... I think last time we moved we had more than 20 boxes of just books!!!

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