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    Default Friday Roll Call, 9/23

    Good FALL Morning.
    Can you believe in 1 week we are saying good-bye to September. WOW
    So weird.
    I swear, August is done and POOF...holidays are here.

    Off to do banking, grocery shop, home, feed the teens, put away ALL the groceries, clean fridges(thank GOODNESS for chickens as they eat ALL the leftovers and whatnot), then prep for dinner tomorrow with parents. Fondue. Love it, lots of prep... esp. when I will be gone all day and don't want to get back to do it.

    Shopping with my Mom tomorrow. Will be nice to see her and fun to shop a little but then I will be done. But she hasn't been able to get to Portland to do this since 2013. And I haven't seen her since Easter this year. Boys didn't go down for Spring Break or Summer, so..... Oh wait, take that back. Saw her for brother's wedding... that was a week AFTER Easter.

    Sunday. Sunday will be chillax and catch-up around the house day.

    Have a FANTASTIC day.
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    Oh, who knows. I have physical therapy this morning. I had pain in my shoulders, that started back in May. I have been doing weeks of PT and now I am finally looking at finishing it. While I love the PTs I am working with and I am now becoming pain free, I would like to get back the 4 hours of my life.

    I want to get some work done today, grade papers and get caught up with recording grades.

    I plan on reading! I have some writing to get done.

    Make sure that DS gets some school in. Yesterday we went to the county fair, which he was bored out of his mind. He doesn't like animals and I think he just want to play with his friend. The county let's school kids and chaperones in for free. We created a local homeschooling group, that rarely ever meets, but we organize events, like free entry to the fair on occasion. Though we have had more people joining lately, so maybe we will meet more often.

    DH finally finished installing the living room window. We have been contemplating replacing the old windows for a couple of years now and DH decided to do it himself. One down and 4 more to go!
    A mama, who teaches college writing, as well as help her 11-year-old in
    choosing his own life adventure. Using Global Village School to support our desire to develop a sense of social justice and global awareness.
    I also share free and low-cost educational resources at
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    Today is a school day for us. We're two hours in right now and taking a break. It is going well so far!

    I was so grateful yesterday - very glad to see the ass-end of this way overly hot summer. Ugh. We still have a few days in the mid-upper 80s to endure, and then it is supposedly cooling off.

    Later DD has gymnastics, and I'll run to the library to fetch my hold books. Then DH and I will meet up for dinner, so that is a nice reward on the day.
    Working mom homeschooling DD (10) who is working on a 4th-6th grade level and keeps me hopping! SimpleMoney is my new venture. www.simplemoneypro.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariam View Post
    DH finally finished installing the living room window. We have been contemplating replacing the old windows for a couple of years now and DH decided to do it himself. One down and 4 more to go!
    Best of luck with the window replacement. We replaced ours over the course of two years. Big, heavy suckers. And of course once the old window is out, it's never as simple as popping the new window in. Take care of rot, the opening isn't square....

    Hopefully your house structure is more reliable than ours! Having the new windows are lovely, though. I can actually open and close ALL of them now.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Quote Originally Posted by inmom View Post
    Best of luck with the window replacement. We replaced ours over the course of two years. Big, heavy suckers. And of course once the old window is out, it's never as simple as popping the new window in. Take care of rot, the opening isn't square....

    Hopefully your house structure is more reliable than ours! Having the new windows are lovely, though. I can actually open and close ALL of them now.
    Our house was built in 1960, so the windows were pretty standardized by then. We were able to find the same window size at Home Depot, no problem. This first one took longer because we were figuring things out, but no major issues. Now that we know what to expect, I think the next 4 will go more quickly (except that 3 of them are on a 2nd story height, so there is that). So I know we will get one more done and then we are going to see what they weather will be like. Since we are now moving into fall, it can go either way.
    A mama, who teaches college writing, as well as help her 11-year-old in
    choosing his own life adventure. Using Global Village School to support our desire to develop a sense of social justice and global awareness.
    I also share free and low-cost educational resources at
    http://chooseourownadventures.blogspot.com

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    We had our basement window installed today. Paying for just one window is so expensive,but definitely worth it to not have worry about a leaky window. It was the last original window in the house. Didn't take long to install either.

    The prescriptions from the urgent care doctor seem to be doing a good job. I woke up at a rather descent time today and didn't feel completely awful.

    School is still on hold this week. Too much is going on to get anything focused done. I can't believe it's almost October. This month is just flying by. I suppose it's been watching all the things I wanted to get done not get done and just getting pushed back.
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    Woke up today to find an email from our mortgage lady, the sellers screwed something up so we could be delayed closing a week. Of course, this is the day after we've scheduled all the utilities turned on at the new place, turned off at the old, got insurances set to switch over, etc. And now we won't know til Monday when close is actually going to be. UGH!!! Thankfully, I put off packing up the kitchen yesterday. So at least we have dishes (even if I already packed up all the non-perishable food). Down to Tech's room and the kitchen to pack and I may have to wait another whole week! I hate house buying! And I'll have to re-do tech's schedule a bit and push back a week into May, as he's so stressed we are just taking a break on school until the move is over. One of those times I'm exceedingly happy he's homeschooled. Still, if it IS delayed, then we'll actually have time to get to the corn maze before the move, so silver lining?

    inmom, how old is your house?

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    House is only 26 years old, but of shoddy construction--at least parts. The guy who built it was all proud of himself; he need not have been
    Some of the wiring was downright dangerous. We've been here 15 years and have fixed most of the problems.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    I spent my morning repairing my main computer which crashed and that of course reset my whole day. I used to be a person who had to organize every minute of her day to feel secure. The last 8 years have taught me to just throw the schedule out the window and remember to breathe. Honestly, I catch myself holding my breath in stressful situations...I had to quit going to Walmart because I was afraid I would end up passing out at the back of the store for lack of oxygen.

    I appreciate all of the talk about replacing windows...we have needed to replace a patio door in our kitchen for 8 years now. The day we moved into this house, our kids were playing chase through the empty house and my daughter, I call her Sherlock on my blog, tried to run through the patio door. It was double-paned glass and she took out one of the panes. 23 stitches and $1K later, we still have a damaged patio door. Someday....
    Live Long and Prosper,

    JC Haley

    Unschooling (specializing in computer science) my 14 yr old son
    My daughter graduated in 2015 and is in college
    Two step-daughters, both graduated and one step-son (soon to graduate)
    I started unschooling in 2004.


    Self-employed computer repair shop owner and all around Geek!

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    Today was one of those days where homeschooling was at its best.
    We had a field trip scheduled at the big airport through the charter school - it was awesome! K9 unit showed us bomb sniffing dogs, got to ride around on a VIP shuttle around the runway, toured the airport fire station.... just had a great time. The docent said we were the best-mannered group shes ever taken out. Well duh! We are homeschoolers!
    Yummy vietnamese for lunch - with just DS10. It was nice getting some time with him and not his younger brother around.
    Then home, and I slept all afternoon, the cold I was getting yesterday catching up with me. If we didnt have the super special field trip planned, and if security clearances hadnt meant that nobody else couldve taken DS, I probably wouldve weenied out of the trip, and saved who-knows-all from my cold germs. But oh well. Just doing my part to share the germs.

    I hope everyone else is healthier! (And RBM recovers quickly.)
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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